Are you recently divorced or going through a breakup involving someone you have kids with? If so, you’re probably hoping to gain visitation or some type of custody of your child or children. There are several things that should take place during the filing proceedings. Over the course of the past two blog posts, we’ve been talking about tips that can help you prepare for the custody battle that will likely occur. Below, our Raleigh divorce lawyer offers a few more tips that might help.
Preparing for a Custody Battle | Raleigh Divorce Lawyer
It’s important to focus all your effort on reassuring the court of your ability to raise a child. Providing financial records, documentation of time spent with kids during their life (school, sports activities and more) will help you prove that you have the child’s best interests at heart.
As we mentioned in our previous posts, it’s important to make sure you don’t make assumptions about what’s going to happen. You may have a great job, spend a lot of time with your kids and be able to offer them a stable home. That does not guarantee that the court will award you sole custody. Whoever can provide the children with the best overall home environment will likely be awarded custody.
Being prepared for what might happen in a custody battle will also help you respect and follow the court’s decision. Even if you aren’t happy with what was arranged, preparing for anything might make things easier. Assuming the best outcome for yourself can lead to disappointment, anger and feeling blindsided. Preparing for any and all outcomes will help you through this time. The court makes their decision through careful consideration of what’s best for the child. You should also keep that in mind, and hope that whatever the decision is, your child will be happy, well taken care of and able to grow up in a stable, loving and supporting environment.
If you are about to go through a divorce and need help with custody issues and child support matters, consider contacting our Raleigh divorce lawyer. While you might be able to deal with this alone, you shouldn’t have to. This time can be difficult, overwhelming and emotional. Klish and Eldreth, PLLC is here to help.
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For more information, be sure to visit other blogs in this series:
Preparing for a Child Custody Battle Part 1
Preparing for a Child Custody Battle Part 2
Preparing for a Child Custody Battle Part 3
Preparing for a Child Custody Battle Part 4