When parents are no longer together as a couple, and kids are involved, many issues are left at hand to resolve. When it comes to child custody, it is oftentimes a battle between parents, and can oftentimes become fairly nasty. And sometimes things do not go always as you had hoped they would go. If you did not get and would like to appeal that decision, you should always talk to an attorney who can provide you with essential advice and information, as well as help you proceed to get custody or better arrangements that you currently have.
To get custody of the children you will need to prove the other parent unfit, or unstable to care for the children in the appropriate manner. You should be situated yourself, and have a nice home and a running vehicle as well as a full time job and stable source of income.
Remember that you should never put the kids in the middle of a custody battle. They are going through a lot as it is, and making them choose sides is never fair. The kids should be taken care of in the matter first and foremost. With an attorney, the contact necessary with the absent parent is minimal and this helps somewhat. But do not bad mouth the other parent when the children are around or try to make them side with you.
When you want to get child custody, be patient, and prove your case. And in the meantime, follow the rule that were put in place with the kids, including maintaining visitation at the appointed scheduled times. It will help you out when it is time to go back to court considerably, so it is worthwhile. And, why wouldnвЂ™t you want to spend as much time with the kids as possible?