Five Ways to Prepare for Your Child Custody Hearing

For many, the scariest part of a divorce is facing the possibility that they could lose custody of their child or children. If you are determined that your proposed custody plan would be in the child’s best interest, your child custody hearing is your chance to prove it. It is essential to be prepared for this major event. Read on to discover our tips for making sure you’re ready for your child custody hearing.

  1. Partner with an experienced child custody attorney.

If you prepare for your child custody hearing in only one way, make it this one. An attorney’s guidance throughout this process is irreplaceable. Your attorney will be able to give you advice that is customized to your individual situation. They can speak on your behalf during the proceedings and ensure that your case is presented in the best light possible.   

  1. Learn what you can about family law and your state’s rules regarding child custody.

A little research will go a long way in helping you feel more comfortable and providing you with a clearer idea of what to expect from the court proceedings you’re facing. Luckily, you’re in the right place to get started. The KL Family Law blog has a lot of information that you will find helpful, so go ahead and look around!

  1. Prepare the proper documentation.

Make sure you have all the paperwork and evidence you will need to prove your case in court. This is especially important if you are trying to demonstrate that your child or children would not be safe or happy with their other parent. Your attorney can help you determine what documentation is necessary. 

  1. Request an in-home custody evaluation.

If you think your ex may try to complain that you do not provide a positive home life for your child or children, it may be wise to request an evaluation before your child custody hearing. This way, you can show your parenting skills in action and protect yourself from potential lies.

  1. Think about how you will present yourself in court.

Remember that you will be judged in part based on the impression you give in court. You need to give careful consideration to the way you dress and the way you behave. It is wise to put some thought into how you can best present yourself as a capable and reliable parent. You should also brush up on your courtroom etiquette. 

Who can help me?

If you’re facing a child custody battle, the KL Family Law team is here to help. We are committed to helping our clients find solutions that meet the unique needs of their families, and move on from divorce with a fair parenting plan in place. We would love to partner with you! Give us a call at (714) 372-2217.

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