Walking through a divorce is never easy for anyone, especially the children who are involved. Divorce is an incredibly emotional time for kids and we know you want to protect them no matter what. If you believe that you should gain sole custody of your child to ensure their happiness, protection, and wellbeing, our child custody lawyers can help walk you through the process of your upcoming custody proceedings.
With many years of experience working men and women during their divorce and custody cases, the child custody lawyers at Clagett & Barnett know all the details and in’s and out’s of what it takes to win sole custody of your child if it is, in fact, a viable option. This includes providing detailed descriptions of what you need to provide them during preparations.
Making Preparations for Your Child Custody Lawyer
For a parent to win sole custody of their child or children, it must be apparent to the court that sole custody would be in the best interests of the child or children. Preparing documents and proof for your child custody lawyer will allow them to present a case to the court that is solid and based on physical evidence. Some things you can provide to the child custody lawyers at Clagett & Barnett are:
- Evidence of a positive and healthy relationship with your child or children. Provide your child custody lawyer with physical evidence of your relationship with your child, such as photos, videos, and statements from third parties such as doctors, teachers, and others who are involved in the lives of you and your child.
- Proof of a stable income. Gather income tax returns, pay stubs, credit reports, and any other financial records that could aid in proving your financial stability.
- Evidence that your ex-spouse isn’t able to properly meet your child’s needs. If your ex-spouse isn’t properly caring for your child, be sure to provide the child custody lawyers at Clagett & Barnett with physical evidence. This could be proof that your ex is overworking and isn’t able to be home with your child, or it could even mean taking photos of the living conditions of your ex, to which your child is exposed.
- Proof that your ex-spouse isn’t actively involved in your child’s life. Talk to your child’s teachers, dance or karate instructors, coaches, or doctors to find out if your ex is actively participating in the life of your child. Additionally, if your ex relinquishes his or her visitation days frequently, this could be evidence of inactivity.
- Evidence of abuse or violent behavior of your ex-spouse toward you or your child. If your ex-spouse has a history of abuse or violence toward you or your child, provide proof to the child custody lawyers at Clagett & Barnett. This could be photos, videos, doctor’s reports, medical bills, or police reports associated with the abuse.
- Evidence that your ex-spouse has a substance abuse problem. If your ex has a substance abuse problem, let our attorneys know. Along with violence, substance abuse is one of the main reasons a judge will award sole custody to a parent. Evidence of abuse could again include photos, videos, doctor’s notes, and police reports.
Talk to the Child Custody Lawyers at Clagett & Barnett Attorneys at Law
In order to demonstrate that you should be given full custody of your child, you’ll need to prepare. Our child custody lawyers will let you know exactly what you should prepare based on your specific circumstances. Call Clagett & Barnett today to make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation, and to learn what you need to do to gain sole custody of your child.
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