You and your spouse are working through the process of getting a divorce in Texas and you have been trying hard to break the news to your children on a level that they understand. Despite your best efforts to minimize negativity and sadness, there will inevitably be moments where you feel like nothing is going right. When it comes time to fight for custody, it is important that you understand what behaviors will help strengthen your case to give you the best chance at winning custody.
If possible, it is in the best interest of your children to arrange custody amicably with your spouse. If feasible, both of you can sit down together and discuss the needs of your children before deciding how visitation will work. However, if you are unable to reason with your ex which is generally how it is for many people, you may need to battle your differences in a court setting. According to verywellfamily.com, some of the things that you can do to facilitate the process of winning custody include the following:
Awareness and involvement: Be aware of the needs of your children and be an involved parent. The more you can demonstrate your commitment to your children and their success, the better your chances are of winning custody.
Flexibility and reasonability: When making requests, remember that your former spouse also has a schedule and may need to have certain days or times off. As a result, be reasonable in making requests and be flexible to account for sudden changes.
Functionality: Your children will do best in an environment that is stable, supportive and consistent. If you are unable to provide such an environment, it is critical that you make the necessary changes asap to be considered for custody.
The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.