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Question: My husband and I are going through a divorce due to domestic violence. He has pleaded guilty on the aggravated assault on my daughter (not his child) however did not plea guilty to the assault on me. Either way does his criminal case effect custody (for our common child) in any way due to the nature of the crime?

Answer: Judges use the "best interest of the child" standard when deciding family law cases and will weight a variety of factors, including health and safety, to determine legal decision making and parenting time (custody).

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  • My husband and I are going through a divorce due to domestic violence. He has pleaded guilty on the aggravated assault on my daughter (not his child) however did not plea guilty to the assault on me. Either way does his criminal case effect custody (for our common child) in any way due to the nature of the crime?

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