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Best Interest of the Child: Standard & Factors

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

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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 __~

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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
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