How To Have a Successful Custody Case
Splitting up as a married couple is a challenge, but splitting up as a family is a completely different playing field. It can stir up emotions that will be difficult to control and the stress may at times be unbearable. Rest assured if you’re seeking some professional and personal guidance on some steps you can take to help with your case then follow these key principles.
PUT THE BEST INTEREST OF YOUR CHILDREN FIRST AT ALL TIMES
You’re going through a divorce for a reason – and a big one is likely because you don’t see eye-to-eye. That is likely going to be the case with a custody battle and in most cases even moreso. Neither parent is going to want to give up any rights and will stand strong in their wants. At the end of the day, this is about the children not your emotions about one another. No matter what emotion you’re feeling, ask yourself “is this in the best interest of my child/children”. In any time you are making a decision to act that should always be the question that you keep top of mind. If both parents can do this, put the best interest of the children first (at all times and in everything), then you will be surprised at the level of compromise that comes to play.
DON’T EXAGGERATE THE OTHER PARENTS WEAKNESSES, FAULTS OR MISTAKES
The phrase holds true “no one is perfect”. We are all human and part of being human consists of weaknesses, faults and mistakes. When you’re wrapped up in the emotions of the divorce and fighting the custody battle you may feel compelled to exaggerate the other parents weaknesses, faults or mistakes. Do not do this. Not only will the court likely see through this, it will also negatively affect the children. Express these as they are, but do not exaggerate them.
DON’T IGNORE OR EXCUSE THE OTHER PARENTS WEAKNESSES, FAULTS OR MISTAKES
On the other hand, it is also important that you not ignore or excuse the other parents weaknesses, faults or mistakes. This is especially true if it will impact the children’s safety and well-being. It is important that the living situation be a stable environment for the child. This all goes back to the main core principle — what is in the best interest of the children. And that is what will steer the direction of the outcome of the case.
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Ken Bigham is an great lawyer and an amazing man. What went from assisting with a small legal matter has developed into such a great experience. From legal assistance to advice and so much more. Ken has been there for my family to develop basic life planning with wills, to custody cases, and even an unfortunate criminal case. Now he is helping a friend with her divorce. And the greatest part is he is real about it, he doesn’t sugar coat the odds or difficulties or even grey the lines of communication. As long as he is willing and able he will always be my attorney.