As many Rhode Island residents know, going through a divorce is not easy. One of the hardest parts of ending a marriage involves child custody issues. How can I retain custody of my child? Fortunately, a new article reports that there are many ways that you can help your child custody case. According to sources, being involved in your child's school is a good place to start.
A source recently examined the impact that a teacher's testimony can have on a child custody determination. Frequently, teachers are called into court to testify about a parent's involvement in a child's life. Therefore, sources say that it is important for a parent to stay involved in his or her child's educational environment.
However, when parents separate, only one parent is usually contacted by the school to participate in educational activities. Furthermore, reports show that it is often the mother who volunteers at school, handles carpool, drops off the snacks or takes school calls. All of a mother's regular exposure to the school helps her case in a custody dispute.
For this reason, as a father, it is a good idea to get involved in your child's school. For example, you may want to attend parent-teacher conferences, pick up your children and stay connected with your children's instructors. This will require providing teachers with your contact information and asking them to inform you about different school events and opportunities.
It is also important to keep track of your child's academic performance. If you want a strong custody case, you need to assist your child with homework endeavors. Judges always appreciate a parent that supports a child's education.
Ultimately, if you participate in your child's school life, a child custody judge may find that your involvement and presence is beneficial to your little one. This also ensures that you are doing everything in your power to enhance your child's educational growth.
Source: Huffington Post, "Want custody of your kids? Get involved with their school!" Joseph E. Cordell, Mar. 8, 2012