best interests of the child

noun

Definitions of best interests of the child

  • a standard used by a court to decide what arrangements would be best for a child eg when deciding child custody (=the legal right or duty to care for someone or something) matters

    "When a court is making a parenting order, the Family Law Act requires it to regard the best interests of the child as the most important consideration."

Phrase Bank for best interests of the child

  • It would not be in the best interests of the child to grant custody to the mother.

  • The court found that the biological father’s rights should be given more weight than the experts’ views on the best interests of the child.

  • Unsupervised meetings between parent and child would amount to a violation of (=go against) the best interests of the child.

  • The best interests of the child is the determining factor.

Abbreviations of best interests of the child

  • BIC

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