ATTORNEY The court’s goal in resolving a custody issue is to determine what is in the best interest of a minor child. Custody practice has changed over the last 30 years. Fathers now are more often granted custody of children. And fathers often get significantly more visitation now than they did 30 years ago. Child support is a right of a child. Therefore, when you’re trying to determine an accurate amount of support for a child, you need to consider all the factors that would into income and expenses in determining an appropriate amount.