Maricopa County Court » Child Custody Case Sat, 18 Dec 2010 01:07:20 +0000 en hourly 1 8 Tips For Winning a Child Custody Case /maricopa-county-courts/family-court/8-tips-for-winning-a-child-custody-case/ /maricopa-county-courts/family-court/8-tips-for-winning-a-child-custody-case/#comments Fri, 23 Jul 2010 14:58:57 +0000 Maricopa County Court /?p=61983 By Grace Watkins -

Taking the proper steps to win custody of your child or children is one of the most important things you can do. You can’t afford to skip steps or take this lightly. The results of a child custody case will stay with you forever. Preparation will be intense, but the rewards will be great if you win custody of your child.

  • Write down the reasons you want custody. Make a long list.
  • Write down every possible situation or past event that might be held against you (include motor vehicle and legal, past affairs, long work hours, anything from your past that might come out)
  • Write down every possible point in your favor (active parenting roles you have taken, church membership, community roles, strong employment history)
  • Consider future issues; what if one parent wants to leave the state, what if one parent goes to jail or dies
  • Retain legal representation. Do not skimp on this. Interview and get the best the lawyer you can find. Ask hard questions about how they plan to win custody for you and what techniques or approaches they will use. Find out what their success rate is and ask for references
  • Learn what tactics your ex may try to use against you and prepare for them
  • Do not attempt to get your kids to take your side. This will backfire. The best approach is to continue to be a caring, loving parent to them
  • Research custody laws in your state. Find out what can and can’t be used against you. Find out state regulations regarding custodial parents and awarding custody. You may be shocked at what you learn

The importance of preparation for a child custody battle cannot be underestimated. Immerse yourself in learning how to fight this battle and win your kids back.

Find out the “14 key behaviors” that differentiate between parents who do well in custody disputes from those who do not. All you need to know about child custody for mothers or fathers here:

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Denial of Rights to Represent Yourself Properly is a Violation of the 14th Amendment /maricopa-county-courts/family-court/arizona-child-support-family-court-going-to-court/denial-of-rights-to-represent-yourself-properly-is-a-violation-of-the-14th-amendment/ /maricopa-county-courts/family-court/arizona-child-support-family-court-going-to-court/denial-of-rights-to-represent-yourself-properly-is-a-violation-of-the-14th-amendment/#comments Thu, 22 Jul 2010 15:39:34 +0000 Maricopa County Court /?p=61925 By Dennis Gac

If you’re going it alone in your divorce case, your child custody case, or your child support order or modification, it is essential that you know and understand your basic rights when it pertains to federal and state laws. When going to court pro se, you have the right to represent yourself properly in the court system. If you are denied this chance, the courts are in violation of the 14th Amendment. By properly addressing the issue and showing the courts that you are aware of your rights as a US citizen, you may in turn cause the case to do a complete 180 and suddenly be in your favor, and not in your ex-wife’s.

If a Judge denies you the opportunity to bring forth and present evidence to help your case, or denies you the chance to present affidavits that are crucial to your case, you can nab them on the fact that they denied “substantive due process rights” and that they are in violation of “due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment and 42 USC 1983.”

By utilizing the 14th Amendment in your favor, you will show your Judge that you know your rights as a United States citizen and that you are aware of due process law and protection. Including and fighting for your right to appeal by bringing up your 14th Amendment rights, you should not be denied the opportunity to fairly represent yourself, whether it be in regards to presenting evidence, affidavits, or anything else that has the opportunity to turn the case around in any party’s favor.

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Custody Court – Getting Ready For Your Child Custody Case /maricopa-county-courts/family-court/custody-court-getting-ready-for-your-child-custody-case/ /maricopa-county-courts/family-court/custody-court-getting-ready-for-your-child-custody-case/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:12:36 +0000 Maricopa County Court /?p=12397 By Chloe Nelsun -

The decisions made in family court about your child custody case will impact your life and the life of your children forever. That’s why you need to be at the top of your game with appearing in custody court. The key to presenting your best case in court is to do everything you can to get ready and be prepared. Here are some steps to take to ensure that you will have a good experience in court.

One of the first things you need to decide about your child custody situation is whether you want to hire a lawyer. Perhaps you and your ex spouse agree on most of the issues and have an easy time resolving things. If that’s the case, you may be able to handle everything on your own. If you foresee a long battle ahead–especially about custody issues–you may want to talk to some legal professionals. If you decide to hire a lawyer, shop around. Talk to as many lawyers as you need to until you find one you like. Make sure you and your lawyer are on the same page about how the custody agreement should work out. Remember that your lawyer works for you–so your lawyer should take time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions. If you decide that you want to represent yourself, take the time to thoroughly know and understand the custody laws in your state.

Before you appear in court, you and your ex spouse may want to try mediation. A lot of couples work out their custody agreements in mediation, and then the court just accepts them. This can take off a tremendous load of stress associated with the court date–because you already know what will happen. In mediation you and your ex spouse will sit down and work out your child custody agreement. This gives both of you a chance to discuss what is important to you and also to decide the best schedule for both parent’s visitation time.

Whether you settle your child custody case in court or in mediation, take time to come up with your own plans. Create a few child custody calendars and schedules with some alternatives. Consider any stipulations or provisions you want included in your child custody agreement and write them down. Divide the holidays between the parents and come up with workable vacation times. The more preparation you do, the more input you’ll be able to give when you’re in mediation or in court. Be flexible and willing to listen to the child’s other parent–be ready to compromise. You may want to look into purchasing a child custody software–there are many child custody software programs that let you create many versions of child custody agreements and they print out the documents so you can bring them to court or mediation.

During this whole process you want to keep control over your negative emotions–especially anger. It is natural to have feelings of anger or resentment during a divorce, but try to keep them out of the custody situation, especially in court. The judge will not be impressed if you continually lose your temper in court or if you resort to name calling or bashing.

You can be successful in your child custody court case. If you take the time to prepare and get ready you’ll have a positive experience in court that can get your custody agreement off to a good start.

Learn more about being prepared for custody court and creating your child custody agreement.

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Family Court – Being Prepared For Your Child Custody Case /maricopa-county-courts/family-court/family-court-being-prepared-for-your-child-custody-case/ /maricopa-county-courts/family-court/family-court-being-prepared-for-your-child-custody-case/#comments Thu, 14 May 2009 14:16:57 +0000 Maricopa County Court /?p=12327 By Chloe Nelsun -

How confident do you feel about your upcoming family court date? Are you ready to walk in and present a well prepared and documented child custody agreement to the judge? Or are you nervous and not quite sure what to expect? The key to feeling confident about appearing in family and custody court is preparation. If you are prepared, you don’t need to worry. That preparation will shine through in the courtroom and the judge will be more likely to incorporate your custody plan. Here are three suggestions for preparing for the big day.

1. Be on your best behavior. The court is going to discuss how you’ve been behaving during your custody situation. If you are uncooperative and not communicating with your spouse about what you’re doing with the children it makes you look bad. It is normal to feel some anger and resentment at your ex spouse–but you shouldn’t take out that anger with the child custody issues. Communicate with your spouse and let them know when you’ll be bringing the kids back, or dropping them off, or picking them up. And, follow through on what you say. If your spouse has multiple incidences of you saying one thing about the kids and doing another they will bring it up–and the judge won’t look on that favorably. Cooperate with your spouse, support your kids, and be reliable.

2. Come up with a well thought out plan. The judge in family and custody court will be impressed if you have a well thought out plan. Come up with the custody agreement that you’d like the court to accept. Make your agreement fair and in the best interest of the child. Divide the holidays equally between you and your spouse, come up with the basic schedule of custody, and decide how you will make joint, or shared, custody work if that is what you want. You should also think through any additional provisions that you want in your custody agreement. Do you want to be informed if your ex gets your child a passport? Do you want to ban negative talk about the other parent around the child? Put it in the agreement. The fact that you spent so much time creating your custom agreement shows the court that you are putting your child as your first priority. If you want some help creating your custody agreement, you may want to look into purchasing some child custody software. There are some programs out there that let you easily create and print a calendar, and also allow you print out your agreement with any provisions you want.

3. Bring documents. Once you’ve created your child custody agreement, print the documents and bring multiple copies to court. You will be able to impress the judge when you hand him/her a copy of the year long calendar you created, plus a typed list of provisions, and a calculated time share. This shows that you really did your homework and it will also help you to present your agreement. If you are using a child custody software to help you prepare your documents you should be able to print multiple copies with no problems.

You have enough to stress about without the additional worry of appearing in family court for your child custody. Work hard before and get prepared so that your day in court goes smoothly and stress-free.

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