One of the most common issues that arise during divorce in Oklahoma is the process of fighting for custody of a child. Although most state laws will take the side of the mother, it is not a guarantee that the courts will rule against the father. In many cases, the judge will order an investigation of each parent’s life to determine which side is going to be the best place for the child to grow up in. The following includes a list of ways you can prepare yourself to win a custody battle.
Knowing key facts regarding your child
When courts send a child custody investigator to interview you, they are likely to look for clear enthusiasm from your side. This means you should be ready with any documents needed and, of course, knowing key facts regarding your child. For example, you’re expected to know their daily schedule, who their friends are and any medical issues they have.
Don’t bad mouth your ex-spouse
No matter how true your allegations are against your ex-spouse, it’s never a good idea to bad mouth them during the entirety of the divorce process. Not only can this cause additional stress and mistrust in your child, but it’s not going to do you any favors with the investigators.
Keep yourself off social media
Social media posts can easily be taken out of context. Thus, it is highly recommended to remove yourself from social media platforms during the divorce. This is because your posts could be used against you by your spouse’s attorney to portray you as an unfit parent.
One of the helpful things you can do for yourself and your child is bring in an attorney who is experienced in child custody hearings. They may help you better understand the laws that you’re dealing with and how to navigate them.