tips for a child custody battle

Child custody battles are a major part of the family law process. The smooth transition from the custody battle to a cordial relationship between both parents is essential for the children involved in the case.

Navigate your child custody battle with confidence and compassion by contacting The Stout Law Firm, PLLC today. Our experienced family law attorneys are here to guide you towards a resolution that prioritizes your children’s well-being. Let’s work together to ensure a smooth transition and a brighter future for your family.

In order to keep the custody battle from becoming too contentious for all involved parties, be mindful of the following tips:

Choose Communication Methods Wisely

Individuals in the midst of a custody battle should communicate primarily through their attorneys whenever possible. This is especially true if the parents are facing challenges communicating directly with each other in a productive manner. If a conversation takes a turn for the worse, both parents should reach out to their respective attorneys to handle future communication.

Have Realistic Expectations & Requests

It is crucial that all involved parties be reasonable in their requests and expectations. Time spent in court can quickly add up for both parties. Countless appearances in courts over trivial matter will only make the process more arduous. It is best for both parties to put personal feelings, anger, and resentment aside to consider the best interests of the children.

Be Open & Honest

Approach the custody battle strategically. An attorney will be able to lead and develop the most appropriate strategy for the situation. Keeping all documentation, such as letters or personal accounts, can be helpful in winning a case. It is important that involved individuals be as open as possible with their attorney to ensure that he or she is not suddenly caught off guard by potentially damaging information that could affect the outcome of the custody battle.

Protect Your Children

At the very center of every custody battle are the children. It is of the utmost importance to shield children from damaging information about either parent. Avoid coaching or manipulating the children in any way. Protecting the overall mental health and stability of the child is extremely important during the custody battle.

Trust Your Attorney

A child custody lawyer is well-trained to handle these types of legal disputes. It is important that the skilled professional take the lead in all aspects of the case. Although the custody battle could get heated and extremely contentious, the individual must refrain from acting independently of counsel to receive the most favorable outcome.

Contact a Trusted Child Custody Lawyer

When you’re ready to take the next step in securing your child’s future, trust The Stout Law Firm, PLLC, to be your dedicated legal partner. Our experienced family law attorneys are ready to support you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start working towards a brighter future for your family. Your children deserve nothing less.

Angela Stout

Angela A. Stout was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2007. Ms. Stout has practiced law since 2007, with an emphasis in representing clients in family law matters. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from South Texas College of Law in May of 2007. Ms. Stout became Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in December of 2015. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization is a specialized group of attorneys that must obtain exceptional experience in a specific area of law, pass a comprehensive exam, and complete ongoing continuing legal education in that specialized area. Additionally, Ms. Stout is certified as a mediator by the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center.


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