When you and your spouse are filing for divorce, one of the most critical decisions that will need to be made is how child custody will be arranged. Creating an arrangement that prioritizes the best interests of your children is paramount to giving them the opportunity to live a successful and comfortable childhood. At Huson Law Firm, PLLC, we have helped many families in Minnesota to work through the process of designating child custody.
While you may be tempted to demand full custody because you cannot imagine living without your children, it is imperative that you understand under which circumstances it is appropriate to fight for full custody. In some situations, despite your desire to be the sole caretaker of your children, it may not be fair to them or your soon-to-be ex to withdraw their parenting privileges.
According to Live Strong, one of the circumstances in which you may consider negotiating full custody of your children is if you and your spouse have significant conflict and your spouse is unfit to be a reliable and responsible parent. Even in this situation, a court will most likely require evidence to back your claims. If your child has a strong preference about which parent they would rather reside with, this is another factor to consider when determining whether or not you should compete for sole custody.
When you are careful about your approach with seeking full custody of your children, you may put yourself in a better position to get the outcome you desire. For more information about arranging child custody, visit our web page.