While we know it’s rarely a pleasant situation, we at Kelly & Bramwell are dedicated to providing the highest quality divorce attorney services to those who are in need. Divorce is an unfortunate part of some marriages, and our attorneys are here to offer divorce advice based on years of experience.
In particular, one of the ickiest parts of this process can be attempting to win a child custody battle. There are a few things you can do that will put you in the best position possible to get a good result in a custody arrangement – here are a few basic tips.
The presence of both parents is one of the primary factors that goes into a child custody battle. No factor is more important than the well-being of the child in question, and it’s an uphill climb to prove that you have this in mind if you can’t prove that you’re often around and engaged in the child’s development.
Make a concerted effort to be a good parent, showing up to things like school activities and sporting events. Build a relationship with important figures in your child’s life, such as teachers or other parents. Be the one who drives your child to and from important activities – keep in mind that the child themselves may have a say in this before it’s over.
Wherever possible, look to document the positive areas of your parent-child relationship. This can cover everything from basic purchases made to the events you’ve attended. Unfortunately, it won’t matter much that you’ve done all these positive things for your child if you can’t prove it and the person on the other side of the table can.
Down a similar track, having people who can directly speak to your positive qualities as a parent is very important. Consider people like neighbors, family friends, teachers, sports coaches or any other major figures in your child’s life who you have a good relationship with. It’s common for important figures in the child’s life to be called during child custody battles.
For more tips on child custody battles, or to learn about any of our other divorce attorney services, speak to the pros at Kelly & Bramwell today.