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3 Key Steps to Approach a Successful Custody Case

Video Transcript

I’m David Purvis. I’m a family law attorney here with The Manely Firm, PC in Savannah, Georgia. We do all family law, all around Georgia, all around the world. Whether you have an international custody dispute or a local one, you’re asking yourself what kinds of things can I be doing right now that support and improve my custody case. Well today, I’m going to share with you three strategies that you can implement immediately to improve your custody case.

First, if your case is about custody, keep it about custody. There may be other issues involved in your divorce and we can certainly help work through those, but if your primary objective is custody of your children keep that as the primary focus of your energies and your time and let’s help work towards your child custody resolution.

Second, take the high road. In Georgia, judges decide custody and none of the judges are still in middle school. If your ex goes low, you go high. Judges do not like to see parents rip each other apart in court. Rather, one of the factors in Georgia for deciding custody is which parent can foster a loving relationship between the child and the other parent.

Third, keep your children out of the litigation and out of the end of the adult relationship. When your child comes home from the other parent’s house and they’re excited about what happened there, be excited for them. Don’t make your children filter what they tell you about – what makes them excited and how much they love the other parent. Our children are 50% each parent and they should know they’re 100% of them is loved.

Custody cases are complex. They’re confusing and they’re emotionally draining, but we have over 30 years of experience resolving custody disputes both internationally and here in Georgia. Call our office today to speak with one of our attorneys about your custody case.