During the divorce process, each party involved could need to make adjustments to daily routines and schedules. If children are involved, then some actions could arise that might not always be the best for the children. These actions could sabotage a custody battle that takes place in a Colorado court. Before a final custody decision is made, the court will likely look at the responsibilities and decisions that each parent has made to ensure that the children spend time in the best environment possible.
Some considerations that will be examined before a child custody ruling is made include how long the children have stayed with each parent and who they are happy staying with. The schedules of the children will be considered as well as reports of any abuse that have occurred in the past by one or both parents as other arrangements could need to be made with different family members.
During the child custody battle, parents should try to be on their best behavior as the children and members of the court will look to see how they act and communicate. Actions that could impact the custody hearing include alienating the children from the other parent, yelling at the other parent, or beginning a relationship with someone else who lives in the home where the children will live. Parents should avoid criticizing each other. They should also try to financially support the children, which includes paying child support if the order is in place. Removing children from daycare or moving to another area to keep the children from the other parent can sabotage the battle as well.
A parent decides to go to court to try to obtain custody of his children. An attorney can gather financial information as well as details about schedules and the activities that take place in the parent’s home to present to the court. The attorney can also approach the court to offer the best suggestions for the custody of the children based on the evidence that is obtained while also offering support for the parent throughout the custody battle.