Best Interests Analysis

A paternalistic stance on physician-assisted suicide, which would allow physicians to act in the ‘best interests of a patient'—e.g., euthanise terminally ill patients who did not consent thereto
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The subjective factors that are key to a best interests analysis in child custody.
67) Among the states that have acted, many fail to provide guidance on the consideration courts should give to deployments in change of circumstances determinations and/or best interests analysis.
130) Subsequently, New York has essentially codified the circumstances of Diffin II--deployments alone are a per se "change in circumstance" justifying modification proceedings; and judges have full discretion to determine what weight to give deployments in their best interests analysis.
Continual litigation of initial custody determinations is more likely because an argument can always be made for modification under the subjective best interests analysis.
The best interests analysis has been assessed as "too discretionary and unpredictable to provide guidance to courts and litigants and too vague to guard against the risk of arbitrary decision-making.
The best interests analysis is complicated because every course of treatment will normally involve risks as well as benefits, and various treatment alternatives will often be available.
However, once the physicians decided to involve the Court, the Court felt free to substitute its own best interests analysis for that of the parents and came to the conclusion that the operation should be carried out, with the consequence that one of the twins was killed during the operation and the life of the other twin saved.
The difference between therapeutic and non-therapeutic treatment is important for the best interests analysis.
Since these children get some pleasure (however primitive) out of living and suffer no pain, any best interests analysis would insist that any newborn who can confidently be predicted to have such a future should have its life prolonged, even by invasive or aggressive means.
Further, the new ancillary standard in determining the best interests of the child should be repealed in order to return to a child-centered best interests analysis.
5) The addition of this factor to the best interests analysis creates a custody framework that is more parent-centered rather than child-centered.
90) The best interests analysis tends to focus heavily on the stability of each parent and each parent's ability to provide the minor child with a safe and secure environment.