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How Can You End up with Custody of Your Kids During a Divorce?

Aug 28, 2014


child-custody.jpgDealing with divorce is one of the more difficult things a person will ever have to endure. Having children with the individual you are getting divorced from just adds another layer of difficulty to the problem. Naturally, you want the same thing every other parent in this situation does: to win custody of your child. Here are some tips to prepare you for the custody battle you are about to endure.

A Divorce Is Not The Time To Start Being Involved

The hardest part of getting a divorce and going through a custody battle is really asking yourself what is best for your child. You need to take a hard look at yourself and ask: how involved have I been in my child's life? You want to make sure winning the custody battle is in the best interest of your child before you go any farther.

Never Put Down The Other Parent During The Custody Battle

There is a big difference between bringing safety concerns or legitimate reasons why you think the other parent of your child or children is not fit to have custody and just being ugly and putting the other parent down. Bringing it to the judge's attention that the other parent has been arrested for DUI's in the past would be an example of a legitimate safety concern.

Always Be On Time, Consider Being Early

If you cannot be on time to the hearings for your custody battle, why should anyone give you custody of your child? The custody battle should be a big deal to you and you can show that by being on time to the hearings. Set yourself up to be 15 minutes early, so you never have anything to worry about.

When you are going through a divorce and a child custody battle, the most important thing to think about is your child.



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