If you are getting divorced and share children with your spouse, child custody will likely be one of the most challenging aspects of your case. As a parent, nothing is more important than being part of your children’s lives, so it is essential to prepare for your case.
How to Prepare for Your Child Custody Case
Although there is nothing you can do to change what you may have done in the past, you can always be in control of what you do now and in the future.
Here are some tips on how to prepare:
- Spend time with your children: Make use of your scheduled visitation time with your children and avoid leaving them in daycare unless you have no other options. It will be hard to make a strong case for custody if you cannot be there for them now.
- Maintain thorough notes: Part of demonstrating that you are a responsible parent will involve detailed note-taking. Make note of when you and your ex have custody of the children, what sorts of activities were done, and who else was present. You should also keep detailed notes of child support payments.
- Maintain a safe living environment: Keeping a safe home is essential, particularly if your children are very young. Make sure it is properly childproofed and keep anything away that may be potentially toxic or harmful. If you have alcohol or prescription medication, keep these items in places where they are inaccessible to your children.
- Do not speak negatively about your ex: No matter what your feelings may be about your ex, it is important not to badmouth them in front of your children or on social media. If you need to vent, only do so when your kids are not around and keep these conversations with your closest friends and family members.
- Be honest with your attorney: Your attorney is here to help you, so even if some information is difficult to divulge, it is crucial to be honest. Lying or omitting information will only hurt your chances of obtaining the arrangement you are seeking.
Hire an Experienced Child Custody Attorney to Handle Your Case Today!
At Garza Law Firm, LLLP, our experienced legal team has what it takes to guide you through your child custody case. You can rely on us to help you obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
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