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Custody Battle Tips and How They’ll Help in Your Case

custody battleNobody ever wants their custody court case to become a custody ‘battle,’ but sometimes this is what ends up happening. Sometimes, the details in your court case have deemed it a custody battle because you feel as if you are fighting on your kid’s side and attempting to get the best outcome that is in their best interest. Perhaps you are dealing with a parent who has an unstable lifestyle and you have to protect your children. There are some tips for you to remember during this difficult time.

Custody Battle Tips 

Staying Out of Court: If possible, you should do whatever you can to stay out of court. Yes, you can still have an attorney on your side to make all the important decisions with help that is there for you. You do not have a guarantee that a judge will side with you and there is always a chance that things will get ugly. Mediation might be a better option, so bring this up with your attorney.

All the Right Reasons: Don’t just fight for custody because you are trying to gain leverage and ‘get back at your spouse,’ or because you are jealous of their lifestyle. A good reason to fight for custody is when your children are in danger due to the other spouse.

Controlling Emotions: Your life is under a microscope when you are involved in a custody battle. You don’t want to badmouth your ex in emails or over the phone, and especially not on social media. Things can easily be shared and this could make you look bad when it comes to court. 

Never Alienating: Your children love both of their parents, which is why you should never alienate the other parent from their lives unless there is a real reason to. The court will want both of you to encourage relationships with your children.

No False Allegations: You might accuse your spouse of being abusive even though you know better. This will only hurt your child’s relationship with the parent and will come back to bite you in the future. 

Good Impressions in Court: When you’re dealing with the judge, mediator, or child evaluator in your case, you want to make the best impression. You might not personally want to deal with some of these parties, but you have to be respectful and put your best foot forward for your children.

Documentation: You have to be able to show evidence of specific allegations. If you believe that your ex-spouse is endangering your children, you will need to show it – not just say it.

Many people find themselves in a difficult position when they go through a custody battle. We want to help in your time of need. Call us for more information on how we can help you through this complicated time and help you gain the results you deserve.

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Adrianne Fernandez 3/11/2021

Beyond impressed! I had been self represented through years of family law and child support court hearings and was so hesitant to hire an attorney out of fear and trusting that they would appropriately represent myself and child. After tons of research I contacted Ms. Azizi. I immediately was greeted by Lorenzo, the Office Administrator, who made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. He assisted in making communication seamless and effortless and walked me through each step of the process. Ms. Azizi heard my concerns and was extremely sensitive to the matter of FAMILY. The team did an amazing job with discovery and building a strong case that gave me confidence and I was successful in coming to an agreement with the other party, in what has yet to have been the easiest hearing of all, thanks to them. Ms. Azizi settled my case after years of stress and agony. I am grateful for finding the team and Ms. Azizi and definitely recommend them for any of your legal needs!

Linda P 6/19/2020

This law firm is the best! They have helped me so much with my Divorce and Criminal cases and I really wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have them to represent me. Lorenzo and Ro are awesome and are there to help at all times. My attorney was Mr.Edmondson and he has been amazing. This law firm is truly great and I will never go to any other one. Their responses are quick and will answer any questions you might have.

Diana H. 05/01/2021

Seven stars. I had planned to put up my reviews after my final judgment but after the first hearing, couldn't wait, and I would write this whatever the outcome of my difficult case. Soheila was simply amazing in her arguments and strategy before the judge. I felt so taken care of. I chose her for her near-30 years of experience as an attorney, the depth and strength I observed in one who had weathered hardship through her many accomplishments, her compassion, and her smarts. I can't imagine what other attorney would have Zoomed with me even in sickness to help prepare me for a legal session. And I later saw how keen she'd been in her advice. I've been deeply touched watching Soheila and her paralegal Lynda Walker fight for my child as if he were their own. They in particular have treated me with great humanity - day and night from what I experienced at my former attorney's. Lynda is a gem, on her toes, flexible, hard-working, committed to each client, humble, and sweet. She has slaved over my case, doing much of the writing, watchful of me on paper and in person, guiding me gently while encouraging me to use my voice. The staff, including the office administrator Lorenzo and Linda C, is caring, respectful, and conscientious. A band of angels.