What factors does a South Dakota court consider in awarding child custody?

A court can consider these facts in awarding child custody: (1) parental fitness;  (2) stability;  (3) primary caretaker;  (4) child’s preference;  (5) harmful parental misconduct;  (6) separation of siblings; and (7) substantial change in circumstances.

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