Child custody laws vary from state to state, but they all have one goal in mind: to determine who will take care of the kids in the event of a divorce or separation. The courts will consider a number of factors when making a decision, including the child’s age, relationship with each parent, and each parent’s ability to provide a stable home. In some cases, joint custody may be an option, but the courts will always prioritize the child’s best interests when making a decision. Child custody can be a complex and emotional issue, but the laws are designed to ensure that kids end up in a safe and loving home. We explore this topic in-depth in the articles below.