Child custody in San Diego County is generally determined by the court based on the best interests of the child, and considers many factors when making a custody determination, including (but not limited to):
- The health and safety of the child
- The preferences of the child
- The relationship between the child and each parent
- Each parent’s ability to provide for the child’s needs
- Any history of abuse or neglect by either parent
- The geographical distance between the parents’ homes.
If the parents cannot agree in a San Diego child custody case, the court will make a decision based on these and other relevant factors.