Tag: Custody Goes to the Better Parent

What Judges Look for in a Custodial Parent

It’s been three years since I wrote, What Does a Judge Look for in a Child Custody Case. To expand beyond that post, I thought I would actually go interview a sitting family court judge. A few phone calls later, and with a Chic-fil-a lunch bribe, a local judge agreed to discuss, “What do you look for in a custodial parent when both side appear equal?”

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Strategies that Will Gain Child Custody (1/2)

One of our favorite topics at DGC is giving Dads tips on how you can gain child custody of your children, either jointly, or (our preference in most cases) sole custody. Following them will not only give you an advantage in court, but provide you a confidence, insight, and maturity in dealing with your children. We understand you can’t incorporate all these recommendations, and maybe you shouldn’t but following even a few of them will reap you big benefits.

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Swallowing Pride May Prove a Key Element in Gaining Custody (3/3)

The courts do not want to report to a judge that you lost your temper in a court, especially in front of your family, even if you were a victim in the particular situation. In the 1992 movie, *”A Few Good Men”* Jack Nicholson’s character totally and completely loses his case based on losing his temper. It not only happens in movies, it happens frequently in real life!

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Joint Custody a Death Sentence for Super Dads

If you are an extraordinary parent, asking for sole custody doesn’t make you a bad guy. Would Susie’s life be better off with her spending the majority of time with you? Are you capable of being the primary parent? If you answer those questions honestly and are not the better parent, then I think joint custody is absolutely fine to walk into. Just understand exactly what you are signing up for.

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Divorced Parent, Is Working at Home Right for You?

As a new single parent, you face unexpected obstacles and changes to your life. Personal relationships could suffer, even if you have won custody of your children. You may have to downsize your lifestyle. You’ll make new friends, and likely travel in different social circles.

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If Custody Goes to the Better Parent, What Makes One?

Getting divorced with kids is usually a sad state of affairs. Who should be the primary custodian if all things are equal in a divorce? Left up to the courts, there is really no such thing as shared equal custody. And in my opinion, equal custody isn’t a practical or logistical solution anyway. Judges and case workers tend to agree…

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An Effective Childcare Plan Helped Father Gain Custody

In January 2013, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania switched a couple’s joint-custody arrangement to giving sole custody to the father. The child was just about to start kindergarten. The trial took only two days. While the mother focused on the past and failed to show her worthiness as the better parent.

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How to Win Custody of Your Kids Course

For years now it has been my passion to meet with parents on court strategies to help them win custody. While I still love meeting with parents, there is only so many people I can meet with one-on-one. And this is why I am developing this course I am so excited to tell you about today. When my daughter turned four, I became the primary custodian…

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7 Custody Facts You Need to Focus On

What you do with your spare time, how you conduct yourself, what you say on social media is now up for evaluation in child custody. So all things being equal, what does your custody case really come down too? What elements should you be focused on?

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Be Prepared for Your Child Custody Evaluation

In 90% of divorces involving children, the parents manage to reach an agreement regarding child custody. However, if you and your Ex aren’t able to accomplish that, the court will step in and determine the appropriateness of each parent’s role in their child’s upbringing.

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Extreme Custodial Parenting, Would You Do This?

In a previous post, “A Father’s Quest to Find His Kidnapped Daughter,” I shared a tiny about the struggle some custodial parents both male and female deal with regarding exchanges. Being the custodial parent, requires you to put your personal feelings aside and take the high road in situations you would not normally agree too.

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7 Father Secrets Before Attempting Custody

If your Ex has custody of your children, and you want it changed, you have to prepare long before your court date. You should come armed with a host of documents and personal history regarding you and your children, enough to convince a judge that you can handle not just your kids,

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Being Mr. Mom Increases a Father’s Possibility for Custody

Fathers often face an almost built-in obstacle when fighting for custody. In spite of recent advances in granting fathers custody, mothers still win the majority of cases. And rightfully so. Although the “tender age” doctrine has mostly been replaced with “the best interest of the child,” traditional family roles tend to make that interest the mother.

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5 Tips You Must Follow, Newly Divorced Parent

You married the wrong person. You admit your mistake. You have divorced, and are in the process of picking up the pieces and get on with your life, all made more difficult because of the children involved. They are a part of the separation. They will go through emotional difficulties as well, and those issues must be addressed.

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Kid Centric Photos, a Secret Weapon in Custody

When you walk into your custody trial, it’s a terrifying and disturbing time for you and your family. It’s a time of high stress, high risk and probably high attorney fees. However, the judge’s response will likely range from “I hate this type of case,” to “here we go again.” They’ve seen it before, they will see it again, and after a while, the cases run together.

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How Well Do You Know Your Children?

Wendy Thomas, daughter of Dave Thomas, a workaholic and founder of Wendy’s Old-Fashioned Hamburgers, once said she wasn’t sure if her dad knew where she attended high school. This isn’t an indictment against Mr. Thomas’s parenting skills, although one has to believe his wife took the lion’s share of the child-rearing tasks while he oversaw the making of hamburgers.

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Be the Better Parent – My Custody Story!

My main reason for doing so was that I had determined that I would probably be the better parent. Looking back on the fifteen year history today, I obviously and unquestionably the better parent. I believe that the primary custodian should be the better parent, and I believe that there is no predetermined law that that must be the mother.

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