What is the best interests of the children of a mother who has been granted custody of her children by a judge?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from S.L.W. v. H.S.W., 2004 BCSC 917 (CanLII):

I have inquired into the best interests of the children having regard to the evidence before me and the factors to be considered as set out in Gordon v. Goertz, supra. 1. Existing custody arrangement and relationship between the children and their mother with whom they principally reside

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