Whatever Your Argument, Remember "Be Prepared To Prove It"

  1. Share with your lawyer every important fact and piece of evidence, good and bad, applicable to the factors.

  2. If you have been the primary caregiver for the children.

  3. If the children are happy, are healthy, are well-adjusted, and have good grades, and you were their primary caregiver.

  4. If the other parent has engaged in inappropriate activity, consider hiring a private investigator.

  5. If you have concerns over the other parent’s mental health, consider asking the court to appoint a forensic psychologist to perform an independent child custody evaluation or court-ordered mental evaluation.

  6. There Is No Such Thing As “Winning” A Custody Battle:
    Keep your children out of disputes. Even if you are honest and heartfelt in discussing your divorce with your children, the judge will likely hold this against you.

  7. Don’t Date:
    Focus your efforts on demonstrating to the court that your children are your first priority.

Read and study the factors for Tennessee custody found in Tennessee Code Annotated 36-6-106.

11/9/2017 03:17:27 pm

Thank you so much for all the information on how to be successful in your child custody case. One thing that you mentioned that I thought was profound was that if you have concerns about the other parent's mental health, you could ask for a forensic psychologist to perform a review. This information is important for anyone who might be worried about winning their case. Thanks again!

11/14/2017 02:00:39 am

I really liked that you advised sharing with the lawyer every important fact and piece of evidence, good and bad, applicable to the factors. I am going to get divorced as my husband cheated on me, and I realize that I will not be able to win my child custody case (I have a little son) without professional help. I will make sure to hire a reliable lawyer and tell him everything I know so that we could build our winning strategy together!


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