Child Custody

Ten Steps to Help You with Your Child Custody Case

Ten Steps to Help You with Your Child Custody Case


  1. Document conversations or meetings between you and the other parent. If possible, have a third party witness present.


  1. To help you in your case, hire a private investigator who can provide documented evidence.  Private investigators work with you and your attorney to give you an extra edge.  Documented evidence such as videotaped images or pictures give the judge a third party account that is difficult to ignore.


  1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.  Remember, your attorney and private investigator work for you!  They have experience in these cases; use their experience to help you through yours.  Become knowledgeable in your case and be part of it!


      4.  Mediation is another option that you should consider. If you do not want a lengthy trial that may get ugly, try mediation first.


  1. Try to avoid mental health evaluations and if you find yourself being forced into an evaluation, never accept the opposing lawyers suggested evaluator.  Carefully review your options with your attorney before you get into any evaluation.


  1. Do your research and ask for advice about hiring an experienced family law lawyer. Before you hire an attorney, ask them to provide you with information regarding their success rate and their methods.


  1. If you do go to court, do not assume you will lose. Men are reluctant to go to trial because they wrongly assume that men do not get custody.  Depending on your specific circumstances, you may be able to prevail at trial.  A Private Investigator can provide third party informations that can be viewed very favorably by the courts.


  1. Learn to co-parent with your ex-spouse during the court hearings.  Take the lead and be in charge.  It will help the children as well as your case.



  1. Document your parental conversations and other activities involving your children.  Keep track of their events.  An example might be to document that you picked up your child from school to take them to a doctor’s appointment. 


  1. Your children are important to you.  Work with your attorney, investigator, or other professional to prepare you for your case.  Provide them will all of the information, no matter how trivial it seems, because you never know what can help you win.