When married couples break up, children are often caught in the middle. In many cases, this is not intentional, but it is the only thing the couple now has in common. Furthermore, they both know this is a way to hurt the other person. Take the higher road here and learn how to win your custody battle in a manner that will give credence to your case once it goes in front of a judge. No one knows the secrets to winning your custody battle better than an expert family law attorney!
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Create a Positive Environment – divorce settings are filled with negativity and the children will often notice this. They do not want to be used as pawns in this battle, so create a positive environment where they enjoy spending time. It is important to completely separate your time with the children from the difficulties you are having with your ex. In an even case, the court will sometimes ask the children where they want to go and creating a positive environment will give you the edge and help you win your custody battle.
Stability – courts do not like to break children up, so you must be able to take care of all the children without difficulty. This also goes to the point above in that you must be able to provide an environment where everyone can live and get along comfortably. This may take some sacrifices in regard to securing proper living arrangements but if you want custody of your children, you will have to do this.
In addition to the living arrangements, the parent must prove they are stabile. This means a steady job that can provide enough income to maintain the household. There can be no signs of alcohol or drug abuse. Nor can the parent lead any type of questionable lifestyle that will call into question their character. Even the slightest signs of questionable behavior or violent tendencies could put your case at risk and jeopardize the chance to win your custody battle.
Listen to Your Children – this point cannot be stressed enough. When in the middle of a divorce, it is important to listen to your children concerning what is happening at their “other” home. This does not mean you need to put them under the light and interrogate them. If there are problems, they may not come right out and say it, so you are going to have to listen for the signs that they want to tell you something.
If you find yourself stuck in the middle of a custody battle, the most important factor is in providing a positive home for the children. To do this, you will have to have a comfortable home setting and be able to provide for them properly. In addition, you need to be able to spend time with them, as this situation is just as difficult for them as it is for you, possibly more so. Speak with one of our expert child custody lawyers right away! Don’t give up the fight!