Determining Custody

The main factor in determining who gets custody of children is what is in the "best interest of the child." Some states have established a rule that it is in the best interest of a child to have continuing and frequent contact with both parents and the parent who is most supportive of this concept becomes the custodial parent. If one parent attempts to undermine the relationship between the child and the other parent, it could be considered in providing custody or additional visitation to the other parent.