i'm finally taking my 4 yo's dad to court to get papers about a custody arrangement. odds are he wont like this and his evil wife wont like this either, but too bad since it's in the best interest of my daughter. i've been searching online about what determining factors there are in this. do you have any suggestions or tips on how to prepare or what to keep track of for this?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:32 PM on Dec. 1, 2008 in Relationships
Sole custody is extremely hard to get. Some factors are:
1 Job situation-whose is better?
2 Abuse-has he or his new wife ever shown any to you or your child?
3 Criminal history-do either of you have?
4 If you can provide lots of letters of support from employers, etc that helps.
5 Drug or alcohol abuse by either of you?
6 How much contact has he had with your child? Has he paid child support?
7 Letters from school counselors or other health professionals that have seen or cared for your child. Would they as professionals recommend it?
Chances are you'll get shared custody w/him having visitation but if you get a good lawyer they might be able to be pretty tight on that issue if you push that. Really work with your lawyer-if you don't you're guaranteed not to get it. Good luck.
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