BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD

n. in family law, refers to a standard doctrine used in most courts when deciding child custody and divorce proceedings. Greater weight is given to the happiness and security of the child rather than the right of either parent to child custody.

BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD: "When child custody battles are being argued and deliberated upon, the best interest of the child always becomes the bottom line."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/best-interests-of-the-child/ (accessed November 30, 2020).
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