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Child Custody and Your Role as a Parent


Even if you are the legal parent of a child, you may not be awarded sole custody. The judge will always base his/her judgment on what is best for the child, which may not always be what is best for you. In order to get the best child custody arrangement for you, it is important to show exactly what you do as a parent.

Be prepared to provide, in detail, just how necessary you are in the child's life and how spending more time or having full custody is vital to providing the best life possible for your child.

While great parenting stories are important, it is even more necessary to provide records of your parenting abilities as well. These can range from financial documents to proof that you have attended different functions in your child's life, such as parent-teacher meetings and sports games.

If you are going through a child custody battle and want to seek a specific type of custody arrangement, take the time to contact Hutchinson Law and speak with a Jacksonville family lawyer as soon as possible.