The main consideration in any case involving children is what's termed in the Texas Family Code as "best interest of the child." Texas Family Code Section 153.002 states that "the best interest of the child shall always be the primary consideration of the court in determining the issues of conservatorship and possession of and access to the child."
The term "best interest of the child" is further explained in the leading case Holley v. Adams, 544 S.W.2d 367 (Tex. 1976). The Holley case sets forth nine factors to be “considered by the courts in ascertaining the best interest of the child.” Those factors include:
When custody is a contested issue it is essential that you understand these factors and how they go towards the best interest fo the child. You and your attorney should discuss the factors and strategize how each of them fits the unique circumstances of your case.
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