Are you getting divorced and hoping to receive custody of your children? If so, you'll need to follow these tips to get the outcome that you desire.
Avoid Conflict Around Your Children
One of the best things you can do is avoid creating any conflict about the divorce or child custody case around your children. There may be a point in a custody battle where your children are interviewed by the judge privately to find out more information about their life at home. You do not want this interview to involve your kids telling the judge about the conflict you are creating. Do not bad mouth your spouse around your children, because this may be told to the judge and make it appear as if living with you will create a negative view about the other parent. Keep the conflict away from your kids and you will be taking a good first step toward receiving custody.
If you are truly a loving parent and care for your kids, this will show during a custody battle when you are facing a judge in court to decide on child custody. If you are not being yourself, a judge will be able to see through a fake demeanor for who you really are. It is simply not enough that you do all the things that you are supposed to do for your kids, but that you are also a nice person and can create a nice environment for them to grow up in.
Put The Children First
Always remember that everything during a custody battle is what is in the best interest in the kids. Any actions that you take regarding the divorce should show that you are putting the child's interest first and yours second. For example, if you are going to be changing your living situation, your decision should be based on what is best for the children. You'll need to find a way to stay close to where they currently live, where their friends live, and where they go to school. If not, you could be making a big decision that does not put the child's interests first.
Always remember that winning a custody battle is like interviewing for a job. You are going up against your biggest rival, and you need to prove to a judge that you are the best candidate for the job. If you follow these tips, you'll be taking some great first steps towards winning a custody battle.
Talk to a child custody attorney to get more help on winning the custody case.