Who holds the most power in Child Custody Cases?

Who holds the most power in Child Custody Cases?

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Most would assume that the Judge holds the power in a Child Custody case, and while they determine a ruling, their decisions are based a lot of the time on the testimony of court appointed experts.  When a case is stagnate or uncertain, Judges will hire custody evaluators or guardians ad litem to investigate and represent the best interests of the child.    If you are in a Child Custody battle and are looking to be more educated so you can get the best representation for your child, you can check out these articles for more information on these court appointed positions, child custody and what affects the judgment in your case.

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