Any time children are involved in the legal system, emotions can tend to run high. At the end of the day, the court will rule in the best interest of the child. If you are involved in a child custody case and are looking to share custody or gain full custody of your child or children or gain visitation rights, the court will need to know you are a good parent to grant you custody. But, how will you prove you are a good parent to the court? Our child custody lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few tips on how to prove you are a good parent to the court. If you are in need of an experienced child custody lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks to help you with your case, call Deputy and Mizell today for your free consultation. We can be reached at any of the 3 locations listed at the bottom of this blog.
How to Prove You Are a Good Parent to the Court
Document Your Parent Involvement for the Court on Paper
Show the court how involved you are as a parent by writing it all down. For example:
- How many extracurricular activities do you drive your child to?
- How often do you visit your child?
- How many school events do you show up to watch, school plays, football games, baseball games, swim meets, etc.?
The point here is to present the court with a professional looking outline of your involvement and to show you have a strong case for custody and that you make the effort to give your child the best life you can as a parent.
Document Phone Calls with Your Child
How in touch with your child are you? Do you video chat with your child every day? Do you call them on the phone and talk twice a week? Get ahold of your phone records and present the court with the amount of time you put into communicating with your child.
Consider Requesting a Custody Evaluation
In child custody cases, it can be common for a Custody Evaluation to be ordered by the court. This is where a professional will come in and speak to the child or children one on one and also visit the homes of both parents. After they have conducted their findings, they will report back to the court with their professional recommendation. You don’t have to wait for the court to order a Custody Evaluation, you can request one yourself in an effort to get to the bottom of things quicker.
Deputy and Mizell is Here For You Child Custody Case Needs
When you hire our law firm at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can trust us to fight for your rights as a parent and present you in the best possible light we can. Our attorneys fight aggressively to obtain the best possible solution available in your case. Divorce can be emotionally difficult for both parties, especially when the children involved. If you are looking to have an experienced divorce lawyer in Camden County on your side as you fight for custody, give us a call today for your free consultation.
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