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Drafting a Child Custody Agreement

When you are drafting up a child custody agreement with your spouse or partner, there are several items that you should consider. Since attorneys often charge by the hour you should take time before your meeting to think long and hard about what you want from a child custody agreement. This should include the needs of the child and your goals, such as the type of relationship that you wish to maintain with your child, while always keeping your child's best interest in mind.

Although there is so much to consider when it comes to your child, think about these items first: age and gender, what you anticipate your child needing, stability of you and your spouse's/partner's home, the mental and physical health of all adults involved, current and future school activities, cultural/religious needs of the child, as well as their ability to maintain relationships with other members of the extended family.

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