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Get ready for your custody hearing with these tips

You may never have thought that your marriage would come to an end or that you'd end up fighting to stay in your child's life. Now, you know that you have no choice but to go to a custody hearing, and it's scary.

The reality is that you can take several steps to better prepare for a hearing and to impress the judge. Here's some information on what you should do to make a good impression.

How can you prepare for a child custody hearing?

It is important that you talk to your attorney about what to expect in your specific case, but there are some things that all people need to do before a custody case.

  • First, you should prepare yourself with answers to questions a judge may ask, like, "who will care for your child when you have to work," or "where will your child sleep if you have a one-bedroom apartment?" Being able to answer questions on demand is important and shows that you are prepared and serious about your child's life.
  • Another thing to do is to prepare by looking the part. You should always look professional in court. That means wearing a suit or other formal clothing. Business attire is best.
  • Finally, don't be afraid to bring witnesses of your character, such as babysitters or teachers, who can support your claims of being a great parent. Having others vouch for you is a great way to support your case and make a good impression on the judge.

Our site has more on what you should do if you're getting ready for a custody hearing.

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