The divorce process requires people to make many decisions. When couples in Rhode Island determine that filing for divorce is their best option, the lives of the spouses are not the only ones impacted by. If children are involved, numerous choices must be made regarding the lives of the children post divorce and their best interests should be fulfilled when devising a child custody plan.
What are the best interests of the child regarding custody? This means that the ultimate goal of fostering and encouraging the happiness, mental health and emotional development of the child is the focus of the decisions made regarding the custody and visitation plans for the child or children.