One of the most contentious parts of any divorce is determining child custody. If you and your ex-spouse can’t come to an agreement, then you may need to go to court and ask a judge to determine a fair custody arrangement. In these types of situations, it is extremely important that you understand a judge’s guiding principles so that you can position yourself in the best way possible to get the custody arrangement that you want.
When determining custody, a family court judge always seeks to do what is in the best interest of the children, not what is in the best interest of the parents. In this regard, a judge will often seek to keep the routine of children as consistent as possible. So, for example, if you were always the parent to take your children to their sports practice or pick them up from school, then there is a greater chance that a judge will grant you the right to keep up this routine.
That’s why, if you are planning to divorce your spouse in the near future, it is important that you continue to spend as much time as possible with your children so that you can show a long-term pattern of being responsible for certain childcare activities.
If you live in Temecula, contact the attorneys of Albrecht & Albrecht to get the best divorce representation possible. We will help you achieve the custody arrangement that you want!