(1) The love, affection, bonding, and emotional ties existing between each parent and the child;
(2) The love, affection, bonding, and emotional ties existing between the child and his or her siblings, half siblings, and stepsiblings and the residence of such other children;
(3) The capacity and disposition of each parent to give the child love, affection, and guidance and to continue the education and rearing of the child;
(4) Each parent's knowledge and familiarity of the child and the child's needs;
(5) The capacity and disposition of each parent to provide the child with food, clothing, medical care, day-to-day needs, and other necessary basic care, with consideration made for the potential payment of child support by the other parent;
(6) The home environment of each parent considering the promotion of nurturance and safety of the child rather than superficial or material factors;
(7) The importance of continuity in the child's life and the length of time the child has lived in a stable, satisfactory environment and the desirability of maintaining continuity;
(8) The stability of the family unit of each of the parents and the presence or absence of each parent's support systems within the community to benefit the child;
(9) The mental and physical health of each parent;
(10) Each parent's involvement, or lack thereof, in the child's educational, social, and extracurricular activities;
(11) Each parent's employment schedule and the related flexibility or limitations, if any, of a parent to care for the child;
(12) The home, school, and community record and history of the child, as well as any health or educational special needs of the child;
(13) Each parent's past performance and relative abilities for future performance of parenting responsibilities;
(14) The willingness and ability of each of the parents to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing parent-child relationship between the child and the other parent, consistent with the best interest of the child;
(15) Any recommendation by a court appointed custody evaluator or guardian ad litem;
(16) Any evidence of family violence or sexual, mental, or physical child abuse or criminal history of either parent; and
(17) Any evidence of substance abuse by either parent.
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