Judges decide which parent should have custody based on your “child’s best interest.” They give custody to the parent who meets your child’s needs best.
If you want the judge to give custody to you, you must show them it is in your child’s best interest for you to have custody. You show the judge by presenting evidence:
- Submit affidavits to support your motion for custody,
- Present witnesses,
- Submit documents and records,
- Ask the judge to appoint a Guardian ad Litem or Probation Officer to investigate your case.