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Filing For Child Custody-4 Helpful Tips for a Successful Application

Gorry Terry

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When filing for child custody, or indeed making any application in relation to your custody dispute such as a modification, you will need to approach the task in a professional manner. These 4 tips should be helpful in that regard. .

Tip 1

One of the most crucial decisions you will make is your choice of lawyer.

You'll be working incredibly close with this person on a case that is very important and very delicate, so be as picky and as choosy as you like. Don't just settle for the first one you visit; look around for the one that will best suit your case.

Tip 2

Becoming familiar with the custody laws is a useful measure. It lets you know where you stand and what you have to overcome. Don't be afraid to ask questions; it is imperative that you understand everything that is going on concerning your case.

Your lawyer is the best provider for this. If you have not hired a lawyer, there are many other ways you can study up on the legalities of your case: the internet, the courts, your public library. It's all about what you know.

Tip 3

You will find custody papers at the courthouse at which you file for custody. When filling out your forms then, you should take care to fill them out neatly and as thoroughly as possible. Keep them organised!

Usually, the people at the courthouse can answer any questions you have, giving you a total understanding of what you're signing. Keep all documents pertaining to the case in a folder, as you wouldn't want to show up to court missing an important document.

Tip 4

From a personal side of the case, avoid badmouthing your former spouse in front of the kids, or leaving with the kids for a long period of time without telling your ex.

You don't want to give the other side anything to pick up on, that could make you look unreliable or negative.

Obey all the custody laws that you become familiar with from your research and advise from your lawyer.

Learn more about filing for child custody at and other issues such as Oregon child support and Florida child custody laws .


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