How can I prove that custody of my child needs to be with me? You should always keep detailed records when dealing with custody disputes. Often times when things go to trial both parties are trying to prove why giving them custody is in the child’s best interest. The court is tasked with determining what it believes is in the best interest of the child. This is not an easy task. Emotions usually run high at a time like this and both parties tend to focus on the short comings of the other’s over what is in the child’s best interest. I have found that most people do not have any hard evidence as to months or years of the child’s life that would go a long way to proving just how involved a parent has been throughout this period.Things such as report cards and doctor visits can go a long way to showing that you have been involved with your child. Pictures of the child and their home (bedroom and other living quarters). Also, the best way to show communication through co-parents who do not get along is email. Many times, one parent is claiming the other parent does not respond or is a poor communicator. It can be difficult to show that a person does not respond to text messages or phone calls, however an email thread keeps track of time, date, and location as to when the emails were sent. Being able to provide the court with these documents can be the difference between full custody and no custody at all. Lastly, having a detailed and focused attorney can go a long way to achieving your goal in a courtroom. Here at LHS Law Firm we are dedicated to fighting for our clients and trying to achieve a level of satisfaction for each and every client we represent. If you or a loved one are going through a nasty custody battle, please contact our office and let’s discuss how we can help.
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