Divorcing with a child? Prepare well to get the custody schedule you want
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Divorcing with a child? Prepare well to get the custody schedule you want

| Sep 1, 2020 | Family Law/Divorce

Going through a divorce is something you never thought you’d personally have to deal with. When you got married, you meant everything you said. Unfortunately, your spouse has decided that they don’t want to be with you any longer, and you have no choice but to let them go. 

The biggest problem in your case is that you have a child. You want them to be comfortable, but you also want to seek as much custody as possible. What can you do to have the best custody results?

Consider negotiating for custody out of court first

One of the things you should consider first is negotiating for the custody arrangements you want with your spouse directly. Talk to them about your current schedule and your preferred schedule. If you both have similar ideas of what will work, then you may be able to come up with a schedule outside the court and have a judge approve it.

Be prepared to show your best side in court

If you do have to go to court, you should take strides to prepare and give off a great first impression. When you speak with the judge, you want to show that you have your child’s best interests at heart and that you’re willing to negotiate and be flexible. They want to see that you’re a positive influence and that you have a strong relationship with your child. 

You can present evidence, such as notes from teachers or medical providers, describing the space you have for your child at your new home and other information that shows that you are putting your children first and deserve the custody you want.

Custody is always a hot-button issue in divorce, but with good support and planning, you can fight for the custody arrangements you want