Custody Bootcamp for Moms is an intense, all day custody seminar designed to prepare Virginia moms for what they might face in a custody case at the juvenile court level.
A custody case is a scary thing, and it’s especially scary when you can’t afford to hire an attorney to represent you. All of that “if you can’t afford one an attorney will be appointed for you” jazz, as you’ll quickly learn, doesn’t apply to custody cases. Court appointed attorneys are something we see in criminal cases, where people’s freedom is at stake. Custody cases don’t qualify.
Now, I’m not sitting here saying a custody case is less important. I don’t feel that way at all. In fact, I think the fact that you can’t get a court appointed attorney in a divorce or custody case is a pretty serious issue. But, unfortunately for everyone who agrees with me, I have no power where that kind of thing is concerned. All I can do is operate in the system that currently exists—and that system, I’m sorry to say, doesn’t appoint attorneys in custody cases.
If you can’t afford to hire an attorney, or for whatever reason prefer not to, it’s pretty nerve wracking to think you might find yourself on your own come trial date. If you never went to law school, and chances are good that you probably didn’t (or you wouldn’t be reading this article), there’s a lot you don’t know about how cases work. It’s not your fault; that’s not a dig against you at all. There’s a LOT to know. A lot of rules, a lot of formalities, a lot of deadlines—and a lot of potential mistakes. Where your kids are concerned, I don’t need to tell you that you don’t want to make mistakes. Of course you don’t. The stakes are just too high. There’s too much to lose. And you want to have the opportunity to be the kind of mom you want to be.
You don’t want to let a little thing like being able to hire an attorney stand in your way. Of course, it’s probably best if you hire an attorney. But that’s not always possible. And, if it’s not, you want to take all the steps you can to ensure that things run as smoothly as humanly possible.
A great way to help pave the way towards success is by attending Custody Bootcamp for Moms. Our Custody Bootcamp for Moms seminar has been a huge fan favorite with local Virginia moms, who are gearing up for custody and visitation cases in Virginia. Each case is different in its facts, but similar in many respects—and we can teach you a lot of the things you’ll need to know to prepare to handle your case.
At Custody Bootcamp for Moms, we’ll teach you:• The ten best interests of the child factors;• Where to sit and stand and how to address the judge;
• How to behave in court;
• How to give a killer opening and closing argument;
• The ins and outs of questioning and cross examining witnesses;
• How to organize your trial notebook;
• How to work with judges, Guardians ad litem, and custody evaulators;
• How to keep your good evidence in and keep his bad evidence out;
• And tons more!
Yeah, it’s pretty safe to say that there’s a ton of pieces involved in a custody case, and to handle one, you have to be an expert juggler. You don’t have time (or the money!) to go to law school before your case, either, so you’re going to want to start to get the answers you need now.Don’t go to court alone! We have tools and tricks we can use to help teach you how to prepare for your upcoming custody case. It’s difficult, but not impossible. For more information, visit our website, request a copy of our free report “Can I REALLY Represent Myself in a Custody Case?”, or give our office a call at (757) 425-5200.