Nobody wants to fight back and forth with an ex about the kids. In fact, battling with your children’s other parent can be torture for everyone in the family. Unfortunately, sometimes going into battle is necessary. There are a lot of reasons that custody wars erupt. When they do, they affect many innocent people along their journey. How do you defend for your children and also make sure they are completely out of harm’s way? In this article we will discuss some of the resources that you can check out for assistance with child custody issues.
Telling the truth is always your best option. Questions are the norm when you are walking through the child custody process. Working with a mediator or even going to court will mean even more questions. It is imperative then for you to be honest. Don’t embellish your answers or mis-truths. It will be tempting to add a little here and there, but you should resist this. Stick to the facts by being honest and straightforward, especially if you are seeking more time with your children. Resorting to lying or manipulating the truth is almost always found out and will not be good for your case when it is.
I know you don’t want to hear this, even more so since you are probably in the middle of a child custody case yourself, but there are even cases where neither parent receives custody. In dire situations, the judge will award custody to a family member, or even appoint a legal guardian from child services. The judge will determine that neither parent qualifies for sole custody, and is then forced to resort to this.
It is best to prepare yourself emotionally for this, even more so if your lawyer advises that this is an option.
Don’t forget that your kids have opinions too. Most people fail miserably when it comes to talking to their kids about custody matters. Adults often decide that the kids will just have to deal with whatever decision is made for them instead of including them in the decisions. When they are little this can be good. But not when they are older. Kids as young as 4 years old (and sometimes even 3) can often have very strong opinions about who they wan to spend the bulk of their time with. Many judges will ask to hear from the children in question, especially if the case gets tense or tricky.
The reasons to seek child custody abound, and even more so if the law needs to get involved. Regardless of the situation you are in, knowledge is power. Learning your local laws is a really good place to start. You have to prove your case to win it. Don’t forget though to keep your child’s best interest first.
The end result should be that your children are well taken care of, healthy and happy, regardless of the outcome.The writer has been doing work with kids caught in child custody cases. To get more on information relevant to child custody check out our website. http://mychildcustody.wordpress.com or child custody|Youngsters face problems as a result of child custody battles. Go to our site for more info – child custody This article is copyright protected.