If you are fighting for custody of your child, you may feel like the odds are against you. When the court is making a decision on custody, it is not uncommon for the worst in parents to come out. Suddenly, your ability to be a good parent is being questioned. Though this experience can seem like an uphill battle, there are ways to improve your chance of getting custody.
One of the best ways to improve your chance of getting custody is to stay as involved as possible in all areas of your child’s life, such as education, extra-circular activities, and healthcare. Don’t wait until you get custody to be an involved parent. Stay in contact with your child’s school and teachers and volunteer to help with after-school activities. Keep in contact with the custodial parent and get as much information as you can about your child and his or her daily life. Take advantage of all the parenting time you are given, and don’t be afraid to ask for more. You will need to know and understand your rights to do these things. Speak with a child custody attorney about what rights you have as a non-custodial parent and how you can exercise them.
It is of utmost importance you stay involved in your child’s life during the custody action, but you also might need to make changes in your life. Complete any court-ordered substance abuse treatment or counseling. If you are seeking physical custody, make sure you have a safe and appropriate home your child can live in. Make sure any barriers to good parenting or to staying involved in your child’s life are removed. And make sure there is room in your schedule to take care of your child. This may mean you have to reprioritize some aspects of your life, but this will demonstrate to the court that you have your child’s best interests in mind and are able to meet his or her needs.
Consult with an experienced New Jersey child custody attorney if you want custody of your child. If you are a non-custodial parent seeking custody, an experienced New Jersey child custody attorney can give you guidance. A knowledgeable attorney can help you significantly improve your chances of getting custody by advising you of your rights and serving as your advocate.
Are you a parent who wants custody? Williams Law Group, LLC can help ensure your rights as a parent are protected so you can be an involved part of your child’s life. Located in Union, New Jersey, Williams Law Group, LLC provides compassionate and dedicated legal services to Union, Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Monmouth, and Middlesex counties, and the surrounding areas. Our knowledgeable attorneys handle divorce and family law, child custody, and child abuse/neglect cases. Call our office at (908) 810-1083, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us through our confidential online form to schedule a consultation and ultimately get connected with an experienced New Jersey divorce and child custody attorney.