Everybody wants what’s best for their child in divorce, but sometimes these matters can become a difficult matter when custody battles end up in the courtroom. The tensions may be high as you and your spouse argue over matters like where the child will reside, who will be making major decisions on behalf of them, and more. Luckily for you, all hope is not lost and we can help you understand how to make the most of your custody experience.
Not Every Matter is Meant for the Courtroom
Before we begin, we’d also like to share with you: Sometimes, courtroom custody battles can be avoided. We have experience in mediation, an alternative way to handle your case. Sometimes, the most important matters can clearly be settled out of court through compromises and agreements. It may be in the best interest of your child, for instance, to share joint custody with the other parent – and if you can both agree to that, court could be avoided. If not, here are some tips for you to make the most out of your experience.
Remember Documents: Having proper documentation to back up the facts of your case will allow the judge to understand what is happening in your case and what final decision will benefit you and your children. You will have the opportunity to share these documents with the court to support your side of the case.
Having the Best Etiquette: Though it may seem superficial to many, how you present yourself in court is taken into consideration. This includes everything from the way you dress to the way you present yourself in attitude and demeanor. Being positive usually leads to a positive outcome.
Communicating: If two parents communicate well together, the court will notice this and you may benefit from it. Show the judge that you are willing to get along with the other parent at all costs.
Best Interests: The child’s best interests play the largest role. If you do what is best for your child in these integral decisions, you will receive a good outcome.
Many aspects of your case will be considered at your custody hearing. It is always wise to come with the best attitude possible and a willingness to work with the other parent to receive the best schedule. We can help you in the midst of your custody case. Call us today for more information on what we can do for you.