Putting The Kids First

Putting the children before your own hurt is important. Rising above is the hardest thing to do when you’ve been hurt by someone else, but if you try to hurt the other person to make yourself feel better, you’ll lose.

From Court to Meetings, Dressing for an Important Occasion

Men’s clothing is becoming a lot sleeker and a lot more stylish. Over the past few months or so, the art of layering has really taken off. If you know how to layer your clothes without looking like you are taking a trip to the North Pole, then you are already on to a winner.

4 Mistakes You Should Avoid When There Is an Issue of Child Custody

As a rule, divorce in the presence of children, especially minors, means another additional circle of hell to existing personal grievances and disagreements about the property. And if earlier, in most cases, the mother received the right to full care and accommodation with her children, now the situation has changed. Each of you will have to prove your right to be with your children, so in this article, we decided to list four main mistakes that you need to avoid when solving questions about child custody.

How To Help Your Children Through A Divorce

Going through a divorce can be tough for everyone, but not only is it tough for you and your partner, its just as triggering for your children. It’s important that even though you’re going through it, you consider your children in this turmoil too. They’re your responsibility, and therefore you owe it to them to look after them properly. Here are some tips to help your children through a divorce.

Ask for More Time with Your Kids

Over the last 20 years, I have helped a ton of parents with their custody cases. One of the first pieces of advice I always recommend to clients is… “Ask for more time with your kids.” This statement is so useful in many ways that I want to approach it from several different angles.

First 10 Things to Do to Win Custody

Lately, I have been getting lots of emails from parents, thanking me for the podcast and asking me what is the “First Things I Should Do to Win Custody?” Here is a summary of the first 10 things to do to win custody of your kids. 1. Can You Delay until the Kids are Grown? This may sound like a crazy suggestion, but time flies and no matter how you divide up visitation at best you are only going to spend a fraction of your time with your kids compared to before.

How To Improve Your Case for Custody After a Divorce

Divorce can be amicable, but more often than not, it can turn ugly. Though you should never put your children in the boxing ring with you, in some cases it is necessary to fight for primary or sole custody. If your spouse has an addiction, is notoriously poor with money and in huge debt, is abusive, or otherwise mentally unwell, then your children deserve a more stable, happy home.

Your Kids Will Never Settle Into Their Lives With You Unless…

Winning custody can feel like a considerable achievement. While it can’t make up for the trauma of divorce proceedings, it can seem like the first positive step in your new life. Sadly, custody itself isn’t always the end of the battle. Often, there are hurdles to face before you become a happy family again. As hard as your separation was on you, you can bet it was tougher on them. For that reason and more, they might not settle into their new life with you as easily as you hoped.

Jobs to Work Around Your Kids

There are actually lots of opportunities to earn a living at the same time as raising your kids, but so many you read about are often targeted towards women and moms. However, the options are there for men out there too.

A Step By Step Guide To Securing Child Custody

Most fathers think there is little chance their kids will come to live with them at the end of the divorce process. That is because, historically, children always went to live with their mothers. However, we live in the age of equality, and it is no longer acceptable for courts to choose the mother over the father without good reason. With that in mind, this article will provide you with a step-by-step guide you can follow when it comes to tipping the scales of balance in your favor and doing everything possible to get custody of your loved one.

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How Dads Can Save Money Before Their Divorce

How Dads Can Save Money Before Their Divorce

If you think your marriage could be heading to a close, then you should start preparing for the worst. This is usually something you can just sense. You’re not just not talking to each other, you’re physically not acknowledging each other in the household and when the talk turns to money, both of you seem to feel like the other is hiding something from them.

5 Alternatives To Online Dating

5 Alternatives To Online Dating

Online dating isn’t for everyone. You may find the whole process of swiping left and right shallow or you may find yourself getting depressed by the constant rejection every time you message someone and get no reply. You may find it way too addictive or you may struggle to make time for it. Whatever your reason for not getting on with online dating, there are plenty of other options to explore.

Child Custody Tips

Putting The Kids First

When you're going through a separation or break up, it can often be very difficult to not want to lash out and hurt your Ex-partner. If you're hurting, you want them to feel hurt, and while it's a natural reaction it's not always the kindest when you have children...

From Court to Meetings, Dressing for an Important Occasion

Men’s clothing is becoming a lot sleeker and a lot more stylish. Over the past few months or so, the art of layering has really taken off. If you know how to layer your clothes without looking like you are taking a trip to the North Pole, then you are already on to a...

4 Mistakes You Should Avoid When There Is an Issue of Child Custody

As a rule, divorce in the presence of children, especially minors, means another additional circle of hell to existing personal grievances and disagreements about the property. And if earlier, in most cases, the mother received the right to full care and accommodation...

How To Help Your Children Through A Divorce

Going through a divorce can be tough for everyone, but not only is it tough for you and your partner, its just as triggering for your children. It’s important that even though you’re going through it, you consider your children in this turmoil too. They’re your...

Ask for More Time with Your Kids

Over the last 20 years, I have helped a ton of parents with their custody cases. One of the first pieces of advice I always recommend to clients is… “Ask for more time with your kids.” This statement is so useful in many ways that I want to approach it from several...

First 10 Things to Do to Win Custody

Lately, I have been getting lots of emails from parents, thanking me for the podcast and asking me what is the "First Things I Should Do to Win Custody?" This question has become so common, that I have created a 15-page free document here you can download for free....
How To Improve Your Case for Custody After a Divorce

How To Improve Your Case for Custody After a Divorce

Divorce can be amicable, but more often than not, it can turn ugly. Though you should never put your children in the boxing ring with you, in some cases it is necessary to fight for primary or sole custody. If your spouse has an addiction, is notoriously poor with money and in huge debt, is abusive, or otherwise mentally unwell, then your children deserve a more stable, happy home.

Working with Your Attorney

Points To Consider When Selecting a Lawyer

Points To Consider When Selecting a Lawyer

With millions of attorneys to choose from, when it comes to selecting a lawyer for you, then it can be something that is really time-consuming. Of course, that is something that is so important, so taking the time to find the right lawyer that is the right one for you, is really important.

The Only Advice You’ll Ever Need When You Are Looking For A Good Attorney!

The Only Advice You’ll Ever Need When You Are Looking For A Good Attorney!

Vulnerable, confused, and apprehensive. These are feelings that are all too common for those that are going through legal proceedings that need the assistance of an attorney. In fact, that is why it’s so important to find the right legal representation in this situation, as they can guide you through. Luckily, you can get some crucial advice on this subject below. Keep reading on advice when looking for a good attorney.

What Your Attorney Wants to Tell You, But Probably Won’t

What Your Attorney Wants to Tell You, But Probably Won’t

Sure, you and your lawyer enjoy attorney-client privilege, everyone knows that. What is said between you and your attorney is private, and breaking that can be grounds for your lawyer’s disbarment. But what does your lawyer keep from you? What does not say that would probably help your relationship? There are several, and as you read, ask, “How many of these am I guilty of?”

Five Ways to Present Evidence in Court

Five Ways to Present Evidence in Court

If you are fighting for custody, the day will come when you will have your final hearing. To truly win custody and prove you are the better parent, you will need to present lots of convincing evidence in court. Sadly, your personal testimony weighs very little with the judge. So what evidence do you need, and how should you show it in court?

Subpoenaing Key Witnesses for Hearings

Subpoenaing Key Witnesses for Hearings

You would not be fighting for custody if you didn’t think you are the better parent, or at least better than your Ex. Your position is a given, otherwise you would not be involved in your custody case. Therefore in regards to your testimony, almost anybody else testimony carries more weight than yours.

Two Million Dollar Settlement Awarded to Deion Sanders

Two Million Dollar Settlement Awarded to Deion Sanders

It looks as though the epic divorce saga between NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and Pilar Sanders is finally over…maybe. Late November 2015, one of Deion’s attorneys told TMZ that the NFL Hall of Famer felt “relief and vindication” in being awarded a $2.2 million judgment against his ex-wife Pilar.

Your Custody Court System

Things To Remember When You’re In The Midst Of A Divorce!

Things To Remember When You’re In The Midst Of A Divorce!

Being in the middle of a divorce is hard. There are so many things to deal with including difficult emotions, it’s no wonder that sometimes it can all feel overwhelming. The good news is you can make it easier to stay focused, and come out with a positive result by following the advice below.

What To Do If You Are Falsely Accused Of A Crime

What To Do If You Are Falsely Accused Of A Crime

Most people never give being falsely accused of a crime a second thought. Yet the existence of many organizations, and charities that help with exonerations show that it does happen. Indeed, some statistics suggest that up to 10% of the current prison population are innocent. With that in mind, knowing how to deal with the situation if you ever find yourself falsely accused of a crime is essential. Keep reading to find out more.

How to Win a Divorce – Dos, Don’ts, and Sneaky Tactics

How to Win a Divorce – Dos, Don’ts, and Sneaky Tactics

When it comes to ending the marriage, most spouses wonder how to win a divorce. Many assets have been accumulated, as much as many offenses have been taken. Clearly, neither spouse wants to give in anything to the other party. There are many ways to score off in divorce, some of them can work better than others. Some tactics may seem like a good idea but it’s better to avoid them at any cost. Here’s our list of top mean divorce tactics divorcees often use but lose and a few tips on how to win a divorce.

Things To Know About Spousal Support

Things To Know About Spousal Support

Many couples may be aware of this kind of support as it is familiar throughout the United States. Some countries are still underdeveloped, and this kind of support does not get the attention it actually should. For the people who do not know what this means, it is a kind of alimony required to pay.

Child Custody Law: What Parents Need to Know

Child Custody Law: What Parents Need to Know

Ending a relationship is never an easy decision, and when there are children involved, it can be even more traumatic. It is important to familiarize yourselves with the rules surrounding child custody law, if you find yourself in a position where an amicable agreement cannot be made about the custody of your children.

Your Ex, the”Other” Parent

A Word On The Evil Ex Theory

A Word On The Evil Ex Theory

Most of us don’t quite know when we started thinking that Exes were doomed to be evil. But there’s something oddly appealing about it. Perhaps, we’re simply so used to watching the media portray past relationships from a negative angle that we automatically assume that the Ex is always wrong.

Covid-19 is not the Time to Fight with Your Ex

Covid-19 is not the Time to Fight with Your Ex

For most of us alive, we have never seen a worldwide pandemic like we are all witnessing with Covid-19. It is overwhelming in comparison to even to the feelings felt on September 11th. I remember traveling shortly after that crisis. People were nicer, traffic merged easier, and passengers from different rows in airplanes introduced themselves with respect and courtesy.

Can You (And Should You) Ever Be Friends With Your Ex?

Can You (And Should You) Ever Be Friends With Your Ex?

Maybe friendship is too strong of a goal. Perhaps there is too much negative history and one or both of you years later still can’t get past it. Under those circumstances “friendship” may be unreachable. Maybe just being civil to one another while attending graduations or weddings is a step in the right direction.

A Co-Habitation Agreement: What You Need to Know

A Co-Habitation Agreement: What You Need to Know

The rights of unmarried couples who live together have been debated for some years, but there is still little progress in terms of ensuring that the rights of unmarried couples are the same as those that are married. If you are an unmarried couple who live jointly within the same house, you may be thinking about obtaining a co-habitation agreement. These legal documents give you much more legal rights and protection than you would have if without it.

The Importance Of Minding Your Head During A Divorce

The Importance Of Minding Your Head During A Divorce

No-one can say you’re not entitled to your feelings, but there comes a point that you have to show yourself some self-care, even as tumultuous as your head can be. Here are a few ways to ensure that one of the rockiest periods of your life doesn’t become a permanent thing and why it’s so important to put in the effort.

Can You Forgive And Forget After Everything?

Can You Forgive And Forget After Everything?

Divorces are painful for everyone. Did you know that in the popular mindset, when a couple with kids goes through a divorce, the majority of people assume that it is the dad’s fault? Why would they even think, without knowing anything of the situation, that it has to be your fault? Call it bias, discrimination, or social misinformation, but ultimately, if you’re in the process of separating from your partner, it’s something you will have to face. As if the whole process were not hurtful enough, you are also under fire for the situation.

Parenting and Co-Parenting Tips

Steps to take when you suspect your child has suffered medical malpractice

Steps to take when you suspect your child has suffered medical malpractice

While everyone hopes their time in the care of health professionals goes smoothly, accidents can and do happen. It can be even worse when it happens to your child. If you feel that your child received substandard service while in a hospital or other medical center, there are some important steps you should take.

6 Ways to Ease the Pain for Your Kids When Moving Out

6 Ways to Ease the Pain for Your Kids When Moving Out

Moving out can be a difficult time for both the parents and the children. It is a time of uncertainty, change, and adjustment. It's important to remember that your kids are going through a transition of having two homes. Now is the time you want to ease the pain for...

5 Tips To Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

5 Tips To Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

Protecting your child’s mental health isn’t always easy, and there are more stressors out there for children than you might think. To improve your child’s mental health, there are many areas you can focus on.

What Are We Teaching Our Kids About Relationships?

What Are We Teaching Our Kids About Relationships?

As parents, we have a whole host of responsibilities to our children. It’s up to us to keep them safe, happy and healthy. We’re responsible for creating memories that they’ll treasure forever and informing the kinds of adults that they grow up to be. This latter aspect of parenting is one that can test even the most dedicated of us. After all, as parents we need to be educators. Everything we say and do is a lesson to our kids, whether we want it to be or not.

4 Tips for Parents Going Through Divorce

4 Tips for Parents Going Through Divorce

Going through a divorce is a difficult time for any family. And no matter how amicable the separation, it will be tough on your kids. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to make it as pain-free as possible, eliminating any confusion and worry. Here are some top tips to help any parents going through a difficult divorce.

3 Reasons to Get Your Kids into Crafts and DIY

3 Reasons to Get Your Kids into Crafts and DIY

There are all sorts of hobbies and pastimes you might want to do with your kids, in order to enrich their lives, enjoy some quality bonding time, and equip them with valuable skills for later life. And, of course, just to have some good old-fashioned fun. Besides, it’s important to get your kids into crafts.

Marriage & Remarriage Tips

How Dads Can Save Money Before Their Divorce

How Dads Can Save Money Before Their Divorce

If you think your marriage could be heading to a close, then you should start preparing for the worst. This is usually something you can just sense. You’re not just not talking to each other, you’re physically not acknowledging each other in the household and when the talk turns to money, both of you seem to feel like the other is hiding something from them.

5 Alternatives To Online Dating

5 Alternatives To Online Dating

Online dating isn’t for everyone. You may find the whole process of swiping left and right shallow or you may find yourself getting depressed by the constant rejection every time you message someone and get no reply. You may find it way too addictive or you may struggle to make time for it. Whatever your reason for not getting on with online dating, there are plenty of other options to explore.

What To Do When A Marriage Starts Breaking Down

What To Do When A Marriage Starts Breaking Down

Marriages and long-term relationships break down. That is an unfortunate but a true sad fact of life. It is thought that around 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce and separation. Here are some more interesting stats and figures about marriage breakdown in the US. The divorce rate per 1000 women is 16.9.

Don’t Nice Your Way Out Of Happiness

Don’t Nice Your Way Out Of Happiness

It’s unfortunate when relationships come to an end and even more so when marriages fall apart. As a husband, you may be wondering what kind of deal you will get if you were to take the plunge and start divorce proceedings. The sad reality is, it’s going to be raw. That is of course if you were to take the proper measures that will ensure you will get a fair hearing.

Moving on: Healthy Relationships After Divorce

Moving on: Healthy Relationships After Divorce

A divorce is one of the most stressful things that a person can experience. The whole process of a divorce is fraught with emotion and obstacles that need to be overcome. Being stuck in an unhappy marriage, coupled with the aftermath of separation, is incredibly stressful. Dealing with all the wrangling over possessions, and most importantly, who gets custody of the kids can really take their toll on both your physical and mental health.

Daddy Got Custody Podcast

DGC 011 – 06/24/2018 Winning, Losing, & Modifying Custody After the Final

DGC 011 – 06/24/2018 Winning, Losing, & Modifying Custody After the Final

Fred Campos, @FullCustodyDad, discusses winning and losing custody, contempts, modification and the reality of gaining custody after the final. In this episode, Fred is going to recommend six elements your attorney needs to do when you win custody, four elements that need to be done if you lose custody, an open discussion about contempts and enforcement, and finally a detailed and story discussion about custody after the final.

DGC 010 – 06/17/2018 Do’s and Don’ts Conduct Inside the Courtroom

DGC 010 – 06/17/2018 Do’s and Don’ts Conduct Inside the Courtroom

Fred Campos, @FullCustodyDad, discusses conduct and presentation in appearing and testifying in court. How you conduct yourself says a lot in regards to your chances for full custody. Fred outlines 10 Do’s you must do every time you are in court, as well as, 10 Don’ts to do in court. Custody success favors the prepared parent, be that parent!

DGC 009 – 06/10/2018 Your Final Court Case Rehearsal Dinner

DGC 009 – 06/10/2018 Your Final Court Case Rehearsal Dinner

All Podcasts - [F]red Campos, @FullCustodyDad, discusses all the elements that make up your Final Court hearing. Like a wedding rehearsal dinner, Fred outlines the evidence and witnesses you need to have pre-prepared for in regard to this all-important event. Fred...

DGC 008 – 06/03/18 Temporary Orders & Child Support

DGC 008 – 06/03/18 Temporary Orders & Child Support

A temporary orders hearing is often like a mini-trial or a preview of what the final trial will look like. The attorneys present arguments, examine witnesses, and present evidence before the judge. This gives the Judge an idea of the temporary issues at hand that need to be decided. These Orders are temporary and generally designed to maintain the parties’ status quo until the case is finalized.

Product Reviews

Custody Road Review

[T]wo weeks ago, I was sitting in the living room playing with a little 16-month-old boy named Cole. I was paid to broker access to my client's house for two hours. The Ex-wife, who had falsely put a restraining order on the Dad, was preventing him from seeing his son...

Imagina Books – Educational Augmented Reality Books

In addition to helping parents with child custody, I also serve locally as a trustee in Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School district. So as you know I value education greatly. I've had a reader, Hisham Hosni, reach out to me and tell me about a project he is...

Divorce is Not the End of the World, Book Review

There are good books written to and for parents advising them on court proceedings and how-to regarding child custody in a divorce. There are also a few books written to parents focusing on issues kids face during the process. However few books are written by kids to...

Interviewing Your Daughter’s Date, Book Review

As an avid book reader, I am always looking for good custody books to help fathers. That said, now that my daughter is in her teenage years, I am gravitating more towards parenting books for dads. *hehe* This past May, I came across an excellent short read I would...

Boundaries in Marriage, Book Review

I am a big proponent of trying to keep friends out of divorce court. I am a believer in staying married, especially if you still have kids at home. One of my friends is struggling in his marriage. In our sessions, we are reading together, Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John...

Does Your Daughter Have Dad Hair? Book Review

As a custodial father of my then four now ten year old daughter, I frequently get asked, "Why do you have full or primary custody?"  My standard and honest answer is, "Because I am the better parent in almost ever area of our daughter's life."  From which I usually...

Where Am I Sleeping Tonight? Book Review

[A]s a child of divorce and a custodial parent of a blended daughter, I have experienced firsthand the confusion, frustration, and anger felt by children in co-parenting relationships.  With nearly 900,000 new divorces each year in America; moms, dads,...
Imagina Books – Educational Augmented Reality Books

Imagina Books – Educational Augmented Reality Books

Imagina Books is a series of Educational Augmented Reality books that blends between the classical book reading experience and the recent technology, Augmented Reality, that boosts visualization and Imagination leading to better understanding, more enjoyable and a better hands-on experience for our kids. The book and the mobile application are the two pillars of this experience.

Divorce is Not the End of the World, Book Review

Divorce is Not the End of the World, Book Review

There are good books written to and for parents advising them on court proceedings and how-to regarding child custody in a divorce. There are also a few books written to parents focusing on issues kids face during the process. However few books are written by kids to...

Interviewing Your Daughter’s Date, Book Review

Interviewing Your Daughter’s Date, Book Review

Dennis Raney’s “Interviewing Your Daughter’s Date: 30 Minutes Man-to-Man” is a fantastic idea of actually having a 30 minute conversation/interview with a boy that is starting to show interest in your daughter before they even go out on their first date.