What A Judge Looks at In A Custody Battle

custody4In our last blog post we dove into the topic of child custody and how there are various things that a judge will be looking at when it comes time to decide who gains custody. At ADLI Law Group, our primary goal is to provide you with as much information as possible on your case and the legal situations so that we can minimize the chances of you being blindsided during your case. As we said in our last blog post, custody cases are often up in the air just because there are so many factors that get taken into consideration, so our end goal with these posts is to provide you with a general idea and basis of what components your judge could be looking at when your case is brought to the stand.

In our last blog post we touched on age, living conditions and overall cooperation between spouses and how these different factors can be cause for determining which parent is more suitable when it comes to custody. In our post today we are going to go over a few other factors that we believe every parent entering a custody battle should be conscious of.


Just as cooperation, communication and living situations are something that will be looked over when the case is brought to the judge, stability is another thing that will be considered. Stability will be looked at in a variety of aspects. From the amount of time spent at a job to the amount of times moving has come up in a certain amount of years, stability is a safe space for children that are going through custody battles. This could also be looked at in the sense of relationships and mental health, so even if you have a stable home or career, there are other aspects of your life that could be brought to the attention of a judge.

custody3Abuse or Neglect

While it may seem obvious, this is definitely something that is going to be taken into consideration when the case reaches the judge. This will show signs of any reports that have been submitted, any police calls that have been made or any physical signs of abuse. It goes without saying that any judge is going to do their absolute best to ensure that children don’t wind up in the custody of an adult that is going to be abusive or neglect them, because at the end of the day what we want to do is provide them with a home that will offer them the best lifestyle options.

The Preference of the Child or Children

Something that will always be taken into consideration will be the preference of the child. There is a lot to be said about the happiness of a child, and if there is one particular relationship that is further developed or stronger at this point in time. While a child may have a preference in which parent they choose to work with, the other factors will still be taken into consideration because they are logical components that could logically provide a better lifestyle for a child. The parent of choice could differ from child to child, and for good reason. Regardless, the jury and the legal system will be looking to provide the best answer for each child in the custody battle, and you can count on us to do our best to explore all of our options.

Custody battles are scary, and at ADLI Law, we believe that you shouldn’t have to conquer them alone. Call our office today to set up an appointment with one of our custody lawyers. We can provide you with honest and upfront answers regarding your case and ensure that you have all of the support, defense and guidance that you need to overcome this current bump in your life. Don’t wait any longer to get a trusted family attorney on your side, call our office now.

As always, do your best to stay up to date with our blog so that you can learn about various cases that we cover, services that we offer and gain a better understanding of what your case could like like down the road. At the end of the day, we have your best interest at hand.