Factor 1: Parental Neglect & Time-Sharing

Parental neglect is not tolerated. When two parents cannot agree on time-sharing for a minor child, the court will step in and decide. The judge will review evidence from both sides and decide based on what is best for the child’s welfare.

In cases where one parent has neglected their duties as a caregiver and has not adequately provided for their child’s needs, they may be at risk of losing their custodial rights altogether. This could include failure to provide food or medical care, ignoring school attendance issues, or failing to ensure proper housing standards are met. In many circumstances like this, the other parent may win full custody as it is deemed more beneficial for the overall well-being of the minor child.