Does a criminal record affect child custody or contact (child arrangements)?

Navigating the complexities of family law can be a daunting task, especially when criminal records come into play. There are a number of circumstances where questions could be raised about a criminal background and child custody or contact. And to this end, the family court carefully considers various factors when determining what would be in the best interests of the child. This article explores the relationship between criminal records and child custody or contact,  and discusses the types of crimes that may or may not influence these decisions.