How to Present Yourself as a Strong Parent to the Court

There's nothing worse than having to spend the holidays without your kids due to how your custody plan works. Fighting for custody of your children could be one of the hardest, most emotional things you may do in life, but there are things you can do to show the court that you are a strong parent and that it is in your child's best interest that you have custody of them. During times like this, it is good to have an objective voice of reason on your side, which is why you should contact an experienced child custody lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks if you are going through this type of situation. Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch is here for you and we are just a call away for a free consultation. We can be reached at 573-346-7231. Keep reading for a few tips that can help you present yourself as a strong parent to the court.


How to Present Yourself as a Strong Parent to the Court


Arm yourself with knowledge.

If you are going through a tough divorce and fighting for custody of your children, the odds are this is a new situation for you and you are chartering into the unknown. This is why you need an experienced child custody lawyer in Camden County on your side. Not only has an experienced attorney been through this before but they can help prepare you for this situation and to know what to do and not to do to present yourself as a parent that is in the best interest of the child.

Show the court you are a MAJOR part of your child's life.

Don't underestimate the power of being an involved parent. Keep tracks of things like how often you call your child and how many extracurricular activities you have attended. The idea is to show you are a responsible parent that wants to be there for your child.

Cooperate with your co-parent.

Your children didn't ask to be put in the middle of this fight between you and your ex, so don't make this transition in their lives any harder than it has to be. Stick to the schedule with your co-parent and don't falter simply because of your negative feelings toward them.



Avoid doing things like:

  • Talking bad about your ex in front of your children.
  • Not paying child support on time or at all.
  • Showing up late to pick up your children or arriving too early to pick them up to where your ex doesn't get enough time with them.
  • Being hard to work with as far as sharing equal time with your kids around the holidays.


PMCW Law is Here to Help with Your Child Custody Case at the Lake of the Ozarks


We know how tough it can be to be in the middle of a child custody case, but the fact is that the best interest of the child is what is most important in the eyes of the court. With that in mind, we are here to help you present yourself as a parent that is in the best interest of your children. We urge you to keep your children in mind when communicating with your ex and to speak respectfully of them in front of the children. For a free consultation regarding a child custody case, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at 573-346-7231.



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