Getting a divorce is miserable and it gets worse when you get separated from your children. Child custody is an agonizing situation which can leave a terrible experience if you don't know what to do. Here are some tips to help you:
Show willingness to cooperate with your ex. You might not like your ex but, he or she is still a part of your children's lives. Show the court that you're open for cooperating with your ex.
Take advantage of your parental rights. If you're provided with visitation rights, take advantage of it. Enjoy every minute of being with your kids while doing your daily chores.
An in-home custody evaluation is a must. This is vital especially when your ex will try to paint a bad impression of your lifestyle. An evaluation will let the court see if your home is suitable for child care or not.
Show a good impression. You need to show the court that you are a capable and loving parent. The court will always go for someone who is credible or believable. Arriving on time, dressing appropriately and showing proper courtroom etiquette are just some of the things that you may need to do.
Keep proof or documents. In some situations where you strongly believe that your cild is unsafe with your ex, you should document the way your ex interacts with you or your kids.