What factors will the court consider in determining which form of custody best met the interests of the child?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from J.K.R. v. M.C.C.H., 2010 BCSC 32 (CanLII):

In Ordonez v. Ordonez, 2006 BCSC 1130 at para. 27, the court took into account these factors in determining which form of custody best met the interests of the child: (a) the ability of the parents to communicate; (b) ability of each parent to make appropriate decisions and to follow through on the decision; (c) the amount of time the child will spend with each parent; (d) the geographic distance between the parents’ residences; (e) the parental behaviours in the past which could impair [the child’s] relationship to the other parent; and (f) the effect a specific court order may have on reducing or eliminating the differences in parenting attitudes that could adversely impact on the child.

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