There are a multitude of things that one can do in order to maximize their chances of having more custody over their child/children. Documentation is key. The best thing you can do in this scenario is to document everything that takes place between you, your child/children, and the other parent.
When discussing child custody, the first thing a judge is going to take notice to is the relationship between each parent and the child. Get involved! Create a stable environment for your child, help your child in school, and get involved in your child’s after school activities. Become the most important actor in your child’s life. The best way to better your chances at getting your ideal custody order is to prove that you are a benefit to your child’s development and well-being.
The State of North Carolina has abolished any bias over either the mother or the father. The courts must keep in mind the best interest of the child in order to determine a custody arrangement. This being said, it is never too late to create a special bond between you and your child/children. It is never too late to step up to the plate and be the responsible parent that your child needs in order to continue to develop and learn.
If you need to speak with a divorce / separation / family law attorney, contact Adkins Law. Adkins Law is located in Huntersville NC and primarily serves Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, and the Lake Norman area.