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.