Child custody cases are a pain in the arse! They can be expensive, emotionally draining, and take a long time to resolve. The biggest mistake that can be made is letting a bad lawyer do your case. If you want to save yourself a lot of money, hassle and maybe even avoid a trial, here are some tips that could help you in your child custody battle.
1) Don’t Let Anyone Tell You That There’s Nothing You Can Do
You’ve probably heard the saying that you can’t do anything about a divorce. Wrong!
There are a bunch of ways that you can fight your child custody case like placing your child in therapy, getting a temporary restraining order, getting an emergency order, moving your child closer to you, contacting your child’s school, going to your child’s soccer game, and a whole bunch of other things.
2) Don’t Go To Court Without Professional Representation
If you’re going to fight a child custody case, make sure you go to court with a professional, good lawyer.
3) Ask the Judge For an Emergency Hearing
If you find out that your ex has decided to take your son or daughter out of the state to another state (often to live with her new husband) and you haven’t been given a hearing to fight this, ask for an emergency hearing. Ask the judge to tell your ex to have him/her come back with your son or daughter at the next hearing and to comply with the divorce settlement that has already been entered.
4) Don’t Think That You Can’t Have A Good Lawyer
People often think that they can’t afford a lawyer, but that’s not the case.
If your child custody case is really big and your ex is really rich, you can find a great lawyer who will work with you for less than $2,000. There are lawyers out there who will even charge you by the hour!
5) Don’t Fail to Plan For Your Child’s Future
By now, you should be planning for your child’s future.
If your ex-wife is going to take your child out of the state, you need to have a meeting with your child’s teacher, your child’s principal, and a good Child support law firm Houston to discuss what plans are in place to ensure that your child’s future is protected.
6) Don’t Be Ashamed to Get Help
If you can’t afford a lawyer, there are a lot of free resources online.
Child custody lawyers can be seen on A-List TV shows like “Marriage Boot Camp” and “Married at First Sight.” Free websites and online forums are also a great place to find information.