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best interests of the child

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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."

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