Child Custody Case Coming Up? Start Thinking About Your Character Witnesses
If you are fighting for custody of your children, the most important thing to keep in mind is that a judge’s duty is to make a decision that is in the best interest of your children…not what’s in the best interest of you. The judge takes a lot of factors into consideration before making a custody decision, including your reliability and stability as a parent. To help a judge see the best side, you are able to call character witnesses.
The best types of character witnesses are not necessarily your friends and family members. They are, instead, professionals and members of the community who interact with your children. Great character witnesses include your children’s:
- Sports coaches
- Club leaders (such as Boy Scout or Girl Scouts)
- Religious leaders
One great tip is to try to interact with these potential witnesses as much as possible before your trial so that they can see your parenting skills. This may include volunteering to be a “class parent” for your child’s class, being an assistant coach on your child’s sports team, or attending religious services with them more regularly.
For more information on how to best position yourself for your upcoming child custody case in Temecula, contact the attorneys at Albrecht & Albrecht.