Best Interest of the Child: Standard & Factors


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

One factor that several states use to determine what the best interest of the child includes __~

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. Since Katie's mom drinks __~

2. If the courts determine the best interest of the child is to remove the child from the home, the child will go to __~

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Best interest of the child' is a legal standard, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the factors included in the standard and how courts apply it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of how a child's best interest is determined and the guiding principles judges use to decide who should care for the child.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll need to correctly answer questions on the following to pass the quiz:

  • Factors weighed to determine the best interest of the child
  • Analysis of key factors and standards, such as where children go if they're removed from their home
  • Legal standards used by judges to decide the best interest of the child
  • How the factors and standards are applied from state to state

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the best interest of the child
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how a court determines a child's best interest and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding common standards used by states

Additional Learning

To learn more about child custody cases, review the accompanying lesson called Best Interest of the Child: Standard & Factors. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the best interest of the child
  • Identify the different factors used to determine the best interest of the child
  • Examine how judges use the legal standard to make decisions in child custody cases
  • Understand the goals of the best interest of the child standard