There are a lot of different issues that can arise with disputes over child custody. For example, a couple may have stress over how custody will be awarded, or how a particular parent having more or less time with their child will affect the child’s life. There are many different outcomes when it comes to custody disputes, sometimes people are able to secure very favorable outcomes while others may be less ideal. Moreover, it is important to think about the long-term implications of a custody dispute and do everything you can to prepare for court (as well as your life and relationship with your child afterward).

You may have a positive outlook on your future, hoping to gain custody rights and raise your child without your ex in your daily life. On the other hand, you may be very pessimistic and worried about losing the ability to help raise your child (or even spend time with them at all, in some instances). There are many reasons why it is crucial to review your options and your legal rights when it comes to a dispute over child custody, and your outlook on the future is one of them.

Unfortunately, some people let hopelessness get the best of them during this time, and as a result, they may fail to explore strategies to boost their chances of a positive outcome and take advantage of options that are on the table. This is an especially important time to stay focused and think about what the future could hold for you and your child.