Tag: custody

Ask for More Time with Your Kids

Over the last 20 years, I have helped a ton of parents with their custody cases. One of the first pieces of advice I always recommend to clients is… “Ask for more time with your kids.” This statement is so useful in many ways that I want to approach it from several different angles.

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First 10 Things to Do to Win Custody

Lately, I have been getting lots of emails from parents, thanking me for the podcast and asking me what is the “First Things I Should Do to Win Custody?” Here is a summary of the first 10 things to do to win custody of your kids. 1. Can You Delay until the Kids are Grown? This may sound like a crazy suggestion, but time flies and no matter how you divide up visitation at best you are only going to spend a fraction of your time with your kids compared to before.

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How To Improve Your Case for Custody After a Divorce

Divorce can be amicable, but more often than not, it can turn ugly. Though you should never put your children in the boxing ring with you, in some cases it is necessary to fight for primary or sole custody. If your spouse has an addiction, is notoriously poor with money and in huge debt, is abusive, or otherwise mentally unwell, then your children deserve a more stable, happy home.

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A Step By Step Guide To Securing Child Custody

Most fathers think there is little chance their kids will come to live with them at the end of the divorce process. That is because, historically, children always went to live with their mothers. However, we live in the age of equality, and it is no longer acceptable for courts to choose the mother over the father without good reason. With that in mind, this article will provide you with a step-by-step guide you can follow when it comes to tipping the scales of balance in your favor and doing everything possible to get custody of your loved one.

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DGC 011 – 06/24/2018 Winning, Losing, & Modifying Custody After the Final

Fred Campos, @FullCustodyDad, discusses winning and losing custody, contempts, modification and the reality of gaining custody after the final. In this episode, Fred is going to recommend six elements your attorney needs to do when you win custody, four elements that need to be done if you lose custody, an open discussion about contempts and enforcement, and finally a detailed and story discussion about custody after the final.

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75 Quick Video Tips for Winning Custody

I don’t know if you know this or not, but in addition to this blog I am trying to put together a list of quick video tips that will aid you in winning custody. Fred aka FullCustodyDad PS. Starting next week, I’ll get back on the band wagon and make video tips a major part of this blog.

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Good Custodial Parenting Requires Adjustments (2/2)

No matter how much you love you kids, and thrilled to get them full-time, remember they are part of your world, not your entire world. You need some time to yourself, develop and maintain relationships with others. Last time, we listed five ways in which Dads can, with little effort achieve these goals, this time we’ll list five more.

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Good Custodial Parenting Requires Adjustments (1/2)

Now that you have won custody of your children, your relationship with them will probably need modification from your former “weekend Dad” days. This transition can put a strain on both parent and child. As a weekend Dad, Julie and Johnny were actually visitors. You could justify being bit more free-wheeling with them, with somewhat lax rules, undetermined bed times, and scheduled more elaborate weekend activities than you were comfortable with.

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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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Factors to Determine Primary Child Custody

So you are preparing for your child custody court case. You can increase your odds of winning, and make yourself more comfortable if you have some idea what questions will be asked. We have already discussed What Does a Judge Look for in a Child Custody Case? Now lets list factors to determine primary child custody:

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How to Gain Custody After the Divorce

When I tell parents that in cases where both parents are pretty good and equal, I rarely see judges changing custody just because the kids want them too. It does in fact happen. However a closer look of the facts usually reveals the change is being made “outside” the courtroom.

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Family Photos are Priceless in Custody

You are driving home from work to grab a quick lunch. The kids are at school and nobody is home. As you turn into your neighborhood you see smoke rising from a house on your street. You think to yourself, “I hope it is nobody I know whose house is on fire.”

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What is a Child Custody Social Study?

A child custody social study, home study, or custody evaluation, is sometimes a court ordered document from which a judge may seek additional information on who should be the primary custodial parent. May times, especially in my home state of Texas, judges will ask social workers or custody evaluators to perform a social study to learn home details that they cannot otherwise determined through courtroom proceedings.

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Deciding It Is Worth the Fight! (for Custody)

You need to stop what you’re doing, go to the bathroom, look at yourself in the mirror the give some serious thought to the following statements. Being a custodial parent is tough. While still being the financial provider, you’ll do most of the parenting, …

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