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Yes, the court can consider prior arrest even if the case was dismissed or found not guilty unless the information has been expunged.
Though it is true prior non-convictions can not be used against you on a criminal law matter there issue is different for family law. The court can and does consider any factor that the judge believes can affect the best interest of the child.
The only way to prevent this would be to obtain an expungment of the arrest.
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