Child Custody Issues
Child CustodyChild custody is a very tricky subject. It typically means one parent won’t get to the see the children as often as he or she would like. It’s a heartbreaking case for any judge or lawyer to work through, and it’s especially devastating on the children. Hopefully, however, you can find the right child custody attorney that will make the process easier. It would also be a good idea to get the children counseling while this process is ongoing. It will help them cope better with being dragged through this entire process. Some parents think the children aren’t all that affected by child custody cases, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.It’s very important that, when going through with a child custody case, you try to explain to the children what’s going on. Do not, under any circumstances, trash the other parent or ask the children to lie just so that you can get custody. Not only is that immoral, but it’s horrible on the children’s psyches. Children are very sensitive to the moods and the environment around them so it’s important to make them feel special and loved during this very tumultuous time.That being said, you should not hold back if you have evidence that the other spouse is not fit to have custody. You shouldn’t convey this to the children, however, you need to convey it to the child custody attorney. Some reasons why a parent would be unfit would be if they weren’t working, if they were known to do drugs or drink excessively or if they just didn’t live in an environment fit for child rearing.Of course, it’s often the case that the other parent won’t take this lying down. They will fight for custody and this is generally when both parents’ private lives are dragged through the mud. Again, make sure the children are oblivious to this process. They should never be privy to information that would cause them to change their opinions of their parents who they hold so dear.A good child custody attorney will know how to take good care of the children during this process, and will also know how to use all the evidence in the case to get you full or at least primary custody. If your spouse drags you through the mud, it’s your lawyer’s job to make that spouse’s testimony unreliable. For example, if the spouse has been known to do drugs, like if he or she has been arrested previously for drugs, this evidence can be used to say that the spouse’s decision making abilities are impaired and thus anything he or she says should be taken in that context.Hopefully, the fit parent will get full or prime custody so that the children are well taken care of. And that’s what child custody cases are all about. They’re about making sure the children are well taken care of until they’re old enough to take care of themselves.