If you are a parent who is considering splitting up with your spouse or you are already in the middle of the process of divorce, there are various concerns related to family law that you may have. For example, you could worry about child support payments or other divorce issues, such as property division. However, a dispute involving the custody of your child can be particularly tough to work for and you may be concerned about your ability to secure an outcome that is favorable for you and your child. If you will have to attend a custody hearing, it is pivotal to be prepared.
For starters, you should try to gather as much information as you can and try to have an idea of the questions that you will be asked. By doing so, you may be able to present your side better and increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome. You should familiarize yourself with different factors that the court will consider with respect to the best interests of your child and have a solid understanding of the unique aspects of your case.
For some parents, custody issues are relatively straightforward, disputes are resolved, and a mutually-beneficial outcome is achieved. For others, custody disputes are extremely contentious, and one party may not be satisfied with the judge’s decision. Moreover, each child custody case is unique.
Preparing for a custody hearing may be helpful for you as well as your child. Our child custody page provides more material that has to do with custody disputes.