Child custody can be an understandably emotional concern for most parents in Missouri. This can be even more true if a parent has abducted a child amid a child custody dispute. When a parent has had their child abducted, it is important for them to have their questions answered. It is also important for parents in such situations to know what legal resources may be available to them.
This blog recently discussed more generally how child custody decisions are made but Missouri parents may have questions so it is helpful to understand how child custody decisions are made in Missouri and this blog takes a closer look at what that means in Missouri. Knowing what child custody is based on, and how it is determined, can help calm some common anxieties divorcing couples may have associated with the child custody process. Child custody decisions are generally guided by what is in the best interests of the child so it is helpful to understand how the family law court determines what is in the best interests of the child.