In determining whether an award of joint legal custody under section 13 of this chapter would be in the best interest of the child, the court shall consider it a matter of primary, but not determinative, importance that the persons awarded joint custody have agreed to an award of joint legal custody. The court shall also consider:(1) the fitness and suitability of each of the persons awarded joint custody;(2) whether the persons awarded joint custody are willing and able to communicate and cooperate in advancing the child's welfare;(3) the wishes of the child, with more consideration given to the child's wishes if the child is at least fourteen (14) years of age;(4) whether the child has established a close and beneficial relationship with both of the persons awarded joint custody;(5) whether the persons awarded joint custody:(A) live in close proximity to each other; and(B) plan to continue to do so; and(6) the nature of the physical and emotional environment in the home of each of the persons awarded joint custody.As added by P.L. 1-1997, SEC.9. Amended by P.L. 3-2008, SEC.237.