How An Expert Witness Benefits Your Child Custody Case

Expert witnesses are most commonly associated with personal injury lawsuits where either the plaintiff or defendant brings in an expert in a specific filed to present data, statistics, or a personal testimony to help strengthen his or her argument. However, expert witnesses can also be used in divorce cases and more specifically, during child custody disagreements or hearings. Concerning child custody cases, an expert witness can help strengthen your claim that your childs best interest is to stay in your custody.

Custody battles and arguments can be very emotionally charged for both parties. That is why it is important to have a third-party on your side to speak for you and strengthen your case. Many people are unaware that expert witnesses are an available resource. By speaking with a professional legal representative, you can discuss potential options for an expert witness.

Issues Discussed by Expert Witnesses

An expert witness must be relevant to your custody case and provide additional information or proof as to why the child is better off in your custody compared to the other parent. An expert witness can be the childs grandparent, teacher, daycare worker, or childcare expert who can comment on any of the following:

  • How stable and healthy each household is for the child
  • And physical disabilities where one parent would be better equipped to handle
  • The childs mental stability and need for care and love
  • The financial situation of each parent
  •  The childs preference, if old enough to discuss it

Even though an expert witness can cost you additional money, it can be worth it in the long run if you win your case.

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This can be a very emotional time for you. Fortunately, you dont have to go through it alone. Let a skilled divorce lawyer help you fight for custody of your child.