Mothers are the primary caregivers of the family according to traditional stereotypes. Even though fathers today play a larger and more active role in a child’s life, some courts still favor the mother in a child custody case. Here’s how fathers in Colorado can best position themselves to gain custody of their children.
It’s always important to build a strong relationship with the children. Stopping by the children’s school to become familiar with the administration, regularly checking on the children’s progress and letting the children know they are loved and supported are a few ways fathers can bolster meaningful relationships with their children. It is also very important to attend events like sports games and birthday parties.
Although it’s easier said than done, try to be as cooperative as possible and respectful to the child’s other parent, as this could be a factor in determining custody. Being rude or disrespectful to the other parent will negatively affect the children and the father’s relationship with the children. It is beneficial to develop and maintain a parenting plan and keep an accurate visitation schedule record. When child custody is discussed, submit the parenting plan and records to the court.
Before going through a contentious court battle, consider trying mediation or arbitration for an amicable solution. Those in Colorado who have questions about child custody or the laws surrounding child custody could benefit by contacting a knowledgeable legal representative. A seasoned family law attorney can answer questions and help any parent achieve the best possible outcome relative to his or her specific situation.