Why your first Court date is the MOST important!

Does this sound familiar: I’ll handle my Court hearing on my own and if it doesn’t go as planned, then I’ll think about hiring a lawyer? Sorry to tell you but that plan is backwards! You’re probably wondering why. Because: YOUR FIRST COURT HEARING IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE! Why? First, your first court hearing sets the stage and the tone for the rest of your case. Second, your legal burden will never be this low again. When custody and parenting time is initially decided, the courts use a legal standard called the best interest of the children. You’ve probably heard of this before. That requires the Court to consider several factors before making its decision regarding custody or paren

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