Definitions for "Best interest of the child"
In each case which comes before it about children, the Family Court must make a decision based on what is in the best interests of the child and not necessarily the wishes of the parents. All circumstances affecting the child are taken into account.• Agreements in Family Law Matters• Children & Family Law• Death• Grandparents and Child's Relatives• Independent Children's Lawyer• Time with
If a judge decides a custody/parenting plan case, the judge tries to decide what would be best for the child based on all the testimony and other evidence in the case.
A warm-sounding phrase that justifies atrocities in child protection and divorce. It belongs in the same book with other failed slogans such as separate but equal, arbeit macht frei and workers unite. The child's true best interest is keeping his parents.