Blanton Law, P.A.
Free Initial Consultation

How to improve your chances at child custody

If you are a parent in Florida who is going through a divorce, one big concern you may have is what type of custody decision is the court going to decide? If you want sole custody, there are certain things you can do that may help your chances.

According to FindLaw, it is ideal if you and your soon-to-be-ex spouse can come to an agreement together about child custody. However, this can be a challenge for many couples and, if this is the case, the court ends up making the decision. The judge considers what living situation is in the best interest of the child, and there are numerous factors he or she looks at including who is the better parent at tending towards the child's every day needs, and the preferences of an older child.

In many cases, judges tend to lean towards awarding joint custody, but Very Well Family discusses some things you can do if you feel you are the better parent and are seeking sole custody. Two things you should focus on are the physical and psychological welfares of the child. Discuss how you encourage a healthy lifestyle in terms of study habits, eating, sleeping, daily routine and after-school activities.

You should also let the judge know you are open and willing for the child to keep a relationship going with your ex, as having a connection with both parents is important for a child's mental and emotional health. Throughout your interactions in court and the custody proceedings, make sure you avoid attacking your spouse, as this can negatively affect your case. 


No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Talk To An Experienced & Compassionate Lawyer Today. Call 941-584-4263.

Email Us For a Response

Get A Free Consultation

Contact the Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Locations:

Venice Office
1100-C S. Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 34285

Toll Free: 888-610-0968
Phone: 941-584-4263
Fax: 941-493-5377
Venice Law Office Map

ComCenter at Lakewood Ranch
9040 Town Center Parkway
Suite 204
Bradenton, FL 34203

Map & Directions