How Your Child’s Sporting Life Can Help You in Your Custody Case

With the start of school also comes the start of new sporting opportunities for your child. Fall sports such as football, Soccer, volleyball, cross country, etc. offer opportunities for your child to be involved in extracurricular school activities. How many parents find sporting events to be enjoyable fun and exciting. However, with the proper mindset these fun sporting opportunities can also provide you with a strategy that may give you the upper hand in a custody case. Under the law the court is to assess your child’s connection with each parent household community and school. Extracurricular sports offer a variety of ways in which you can develop evidence and witnesses to help your custody case. Here are some top tips for getting the most out of your child’s sporting events.

1. Get to know the coaches. Coaches can provide you good insight into how your child is doing during practice and games. While the coaches responsibility is it to help you in your custody case you can gain insight into your child’s emotional well-being from those who spend time with your child. Coaches also offer a possible witness for a guardian ad litem or Custody expert to talk to you regarding your child’s emotional well-being.

2. Additional time sharing. Sporting events such as practices games and team parties offer parents the opportunity to get more involved in their child’s life. Even if these events occur outside of the regular court ordered time sharing most parents are allowed to be involved in extracurricular activities. Take advantage of these timesharing opportunities.

3. Bonding opportunities. Understanding your child and being connected with your child is not only a good practice as a parent but is vital in key to a custody case. Get involved in your child’s life as much as possible through the sporting events and you will have a common subject in which you can talk with your child communicate with your child and interact with your child.

These are just a few examples of how sporting events can assist you during a custody case. For more ideas on how you can when your custody case contact the justice legal group at 505-880-8737 or email us at