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How to Get Custody

There are many different scenarios in which a parent (or close relative) will want to get custody of their child, usually during a divorce. These are almost always emotionally difficult processes, since the stakes are so high. Child custody decisions are generally supposed to be made in accordance with the child's best interests, which may or may not correlate with one or both parents' wishes. So while parents may work out a custody arrangement on their own, it still must be approved by the court. If you are involved in a custody dispute, you should get familiar with the process and try to understand just how these decisions are made.

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