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"Best Interest of the Child" Standard

"Best Interest of the Child" Standard

Learn about the standard used in most jurisdictions to determine child-custody issues: the “Best Interest of the Child” standard.

Transcript

This clip discusses the standard currently employed in some form in all jurisdictions when determining child custody: the best interest of the child standard.  We will begin by taking a look at the language of the standard as written in the Uniform Marriage & Divorce Act (UMDA), as well as the pros and cons of the best interest of the child standard that proponents and critics of the standard have pointed out. The bulk of the clip will be spent examining the various factors that come...

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