What To Know When Asking For Custody

What’s Your Best Option?

                The most common questions for parents involved in a divorce or custody situation are, “what are my chances of winning?” or “what will increase my chances of getting to see my children?”. The thing to remember is that in legal scenarios like this, there are no guarantees. Don’t let this fact discourage you though. What this means is that having the best attorney in the world doesn’t necessarily make it easier for you to win your custody or visitation dispute. This also means that if your ex has a hot shot attorney working on their case, this doesn’t make it any less likely that you’ll win. Having a good case wins in court. If the facts behind your case are sufficient for your request, the odds are more in your favor. Here’s what you can do to help yourself:

  • Knowledge Is Your Ally. The information you need to help win your case is out there, all you have to do is look in the right places. One of the best things you can do is educate yourself on the legal process, what to say, what not to say, what to expect etc. Walking into the court room knowing what’s going to happen and how to respond in certain instances will go a long way. The judge will make a decision based on the best interests of the children. If they see that you know what you’re doing, your competent and that you’re stable, this will influence their decision.
  • The Answer Is Useless Without The Question. First things first, you need to evaluate what you’re petitioning the court for, or how you’re responding to what your ex is serving you with. If you have not been served and you feel that something needs to change or you need to take some sort of legal action, the best advice would be to act before the other party. Take the higher ground. Make sure what you’re asking the judge to grant is reasonable. A lot of parents’ cases get thrown out because what they ask for is unreasonable due to the particular circumstances in their situation.

There are things you can do to increase your odds of winning your custody case or getting the visitation schedule you want. The most important thing to remember is that your decisions need to reflect what’s in the best interests of the child. If you’re going to ask for full custody for any other reason, you’re going to have a hard time in the court room. If what you’re requesting is fair, makes sense and reflects your child’s needs for emotional and physical stability, the judge will see that you’re doing the right thing.

To read more go to – www.AboutTheChildren.org

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