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Delaware Child Custody

Usually divorce courts want to award joint child custody during a Delaware divorce - if it's in the best interest of the child. This allows the child to continue to have a relationship with both parents.

When the Delaware divorce court is considering child custody arrangements, the following factors will be considered:

  • Parents' wishes regarding child custody and residential arrangements
  • Child's wishes of his or her custodial parent and residential arrangements
  • Relationship between the child and the parents, grandparents, siblings and others who significantly affect the best interest of the child
  • Health of everyone involved
  • Child's adjustment to home, school and community
  • Past and present cooperation by the parents with their rights and responsibilities to the child
  • Evidence of domestic violence
  • Criminal history of a parent or other resident of the household, including guilty pleas, no contest or conviction of a criminal offense

Learn about your child custody rights today. Connect with a local Delaware divorce attorney by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Delaware divorce case review form to find out how the circumstances of your divorce may affect child custody. Start working on protecting your rights to a relationship with your child when filing for divorce.

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The above synopsis of Delaware divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Delaware divorce lawyer in your area.

Delaware divorce laws were last updated July 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.