It can be not easy to enforce your parental rights, especially when you’re trying to get custody of your children. When it comes to getting custody, you need to make sure that you explain your willingness to work with your ex and explain that your child would benefit from your custody. In this blog, we will give you a brief overview of the things that will improve your chances of winning custody.
Pay Support Payments
It is important for you to make sure that you are ready for your child support payments if you want to get custody of your child. Failing to maintain your payments can be interpreted as a lack of interest in raising your child. If you don’t have formal arrangements, it’s important to maintain your own records and proof of payment.
Maintain Your Records
You will be required to demonstrate your involvement in your child’s life, so it is really important for you to keep a record of motherhood plans, your own records of your visitation schedule, and other ways in which you are involved in your child’s life. Developing a motherhood plan can be of great help to get custody of your child.
Build a Strong bonding with Your Child
Even if your child is not in your custody, it’s important to maintain a strong bonding with your child by visiting or calling whenever possible. Communicating with your child frequently, and checking on their progress can help your child trust your relationship and reassure them that you are always there for them.
Plan the needs of your child
The judge will inquire about your plans for your child’s care and support. Do you have the financial plans to support your child well? Will the child get their own space? You should be ready with your preparations for your child’s care.
When you apply for a sponsor licence, and you are successful, you will get an A-rating. This is the highest rating and means that the Home Office is satisfied that you have the necessary requirements in place to comply with your sponsor duties.
Prepare your child’s Space in Your Home
Your child will need his own space in your home. The court will want to know about the facilities of your accommodation for your child during the custody hearing. Be prepared to respond to these inquiries during court hearings.
Attend Important life Events of your Child
If you want custody of your child, you need to show commitment in their life, including their important social and educational events. These could be school plays, sports events, birthday parties, parent-teacher meetings, and playgroups. The court will interpret this as your involvement in your child’s life.
Be Truthful toYourself
We understand how badly you want your child’s custody. It’s a fact that you probably have other responsibilities in your life like your career. It is really important to be truthful with yourself.
Ask about past experiences
It can be really helpful to talk to another mother who has fought for custody of her child and ask about her experiences; it can really be helpful. You should also seek the help of an experienced child custody solicitor. They should know all the custody proceedings and be able to assist you effectively.
A legal solicitor can make the process easier for mothers to negotiate custody. Running for a court hearing alone can be really stressful, but with the proper legal help, mothers can reach a mutual agreement about the custody without creating a mess and ensuring a brighter future for the child.
At the Osbourne pinner, we understand how difficult it can be for mothers to gain custody of their children. We are committed to protecting mothers’ rights and helping them be a part of their child’s life. Backed by decades of collective experience, our custody solicitors are here to fight for you. For more details visit https://www.osbournepinnor.com