Disputes over child custody are not always easy for people to deal with without stressing out or panicking. It would be ideal for parents to work together and find an arrangement that benefits all parties, including the child, but this doesn't always happen. Parents do not have to agree on a plan for child custody, but when they don't, they are agreeing that they will let a judge decide for them.
When judges decide who will be awarded custody, they will examine a variety of factors to help them make a decision that is in the best interests of the child. Since a parent's income and financial stability is one of the many factors a judge will examine when determining child custody, this is something that could be very helpful to your case. If you want to increase your chances of being seen as the better fit, you will want to prove that you are financially stable.
There are many ways that a parent can prove they are financially stable and win custody of their child. Ideally, a parent who has not had a job during the marriage or has worked very little will want to try to obtain full-time employment. This way they can show that they have the income needed to properly care for themselves and the child.
Child custody cases can go either way, so parents should be prepared for a ruling that they may not like. However, that doesn't mean they shouldn't try to prove to the judge they deserve to have custody of their son or daughter. Regardless of your financial situation, an attorney from the Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers may be able to help you with your child custody dispute.