Do I Need a Child Custody Lawyer?
The worst-case scenario has happened. Not only are you going through a divorce, but your soon-to-be ex is battling with you over custody of your children. These tips will help you to help your child custody lawyers achieve a favorable outcome for you and your child (or children) regardless of their age.
How Can I Gain Full Custody or a More Favorable Custody Agreement?
In many cases, parents who call child custody lawyers want to achieve as large a share of custody as possible – right up to sole legal custody of the child with limited visitation rights for the secondary parent.
Fortunately, the child custody lawyers at Emblem Legal are experts with excellent track records for a favorable child custody outcome that is in the best interest of the child and in accord with our client’s wishes. There are a few things you can do, as you await the child custody hearing, to improve your chances of a favorable outcome.
Document All Actions between Yourself, the Child, and the Other Parent
This may seem like a tedious task for an already-busy single parent who is working, raising kids, and going through a divorce, but it’s a crucial step toward a favorable outcome. Document any interactions between yourself, your children, and the other parent. It may benefit you to help the child foster a positive relationship with their other parent, but you should document all efforts for the court hearing.
Create a Stable Environment for the Child
If you own a home rather than rent, show a history of longevity at your current residence, and show a long employment history, you are showing that you have a stable home environment, which is clearly in the best interest of the child.
If you can become involved in community affairs, volunteer on a local level or at your child’s school in the PTA or PTO organization, and sign your child up for school or community activities, you are showing that you have created a stable life for your children in your home and community, and relocating the child due to a custody agreement would not be in their best interest.
Show Involvement in Your Child’s Life
You are probably already deeply involved in your child’s life, but if you’re battling your former spouse’s child custody lawyers, it’s important to document all your actions. Help your child with their school work, attend sports practices and events, volunteer at school functions or on field trips when possible – and make sure to write it all down.
These gestures, done by caring parents regardless of the situation, can go a long way toward helping your child custody lawyers show the court that full custody in your home and under your guidance is in the best interest of your children.
If it’s difficult to manage these activities because you work full-time, you can still help with homework, read stories nightly, and plan events as time allows. The important thing is to show you are highly involved in your child’s life and it’s in their best interest to live under your roof, where you can continue the pattern of spending quality time with them.
Let Our Child Custody Lawyers Help You
Fighting for child custody is a scary situation, but the right child custody lawyers can help you achieve a custody agreement that’s in the best interests of you and your children.