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When you’re asking about how to win a custody case, you really have to
think about the term winning. Everything is based on the best interests of
the child, according to 14-10-124 of Colorado Revised Statutes.

What you must do

And what you want to be focused on for the most part is data. This is not a
time to be emotional; this is a time to be organized. This is a time to put
away the animosity towards the other party.

The best interest of the child

Look at the best interest of your child first and foremost. In the end, that is
the only thing that matters to a court, to a child and family investigator, and
to a parental responsibilities evaluator.

This means that even in this most emotional time, you have to be less
emotional, which is really hard. But if you can do that, then you’re going to
be the calming force of this whole court case. And if you’re able to be calm,
if you’re able to be data driven, organized and stick to the facts. If you’re
able to do that, then you’re well on your way to being successful.

What success means

And success in this case means having a great parenting plan where your
child develops emotionally, socially, and from an educational perspective.
Your child will grow up socially adaptive. And if you succeed, then that’s
good parenting.