Abuse is something that can affect every aspect of a marriage. Regardless of the abuse being emotional or physical, it shouldn’t be taken lightly. In some cases, the primary reason for divorce could be physical, mental or emotional abuse.
If a spouse is abusive in a marriage, he/she would face a significant disadvantage in their custody case. In the custody case, the judges would try to establish an adequate parenting plan by trying to look into the child’s best interest. A single parent’s abuse (Even if it is just against the other spouse) can significantly decrease the abusive parent’s chances of gaining child custody in the divorce.
A few of the factors the judge would consider for custody include:
• The mental and physical health of both parents.
• The ability for either parent to meet the child’s needs.
• The medical, educational, and other needs of the child.
• The relationship of both parents with the child.
• The stability of each parent.
• The employment demands of either parent.
• The ties of the child to the extended family.
• If either parent has a history of abuse or domestic violence.
A judge could consider all of these factors and possibly other factors that would impact the child. This includes a parent’s abuse within the family. Parents who are abusive are highly unlikely to gain custody. A child’s safety and well-being is the ultimate goal of child custody cases.
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