Pick the right outfit for child custody court appearances
Without having had prior experience with court appearances, many Kentucky parents may not know how to handle hearings. However, if they are going through a divorce and need to address child custody matters in court, it is important that they understand court etiquette. Their behavior and the way they look could influence their cases.
When it comes to court cases, picking an outfit is quite important. These are not casual events, and if a parent shows up in flip-flops and a sleeveless shirt, that appearance may say to the court that the parent is not taking the situation seriously. As a result, the judge may believe that the parent will not take his or her duties as a parent seriously. Instead, parents may want to dress as they might for a job interview or similar event.
Of course, some individuals may not normally dress in formal attire, and it may make them uncomfortable. However, a parent wants to present him or herself as a responsible and mature adult to the court, and dressing like one is the best place to start. A parent also does not have to break the bank to find an appropriate outfit. Borrowing clothes or buying items from a thrift store could work just as well.
There are many facets to child custody cases and appearing put together to the court is just one of those facets. Kentucky parents also need to be prepared to argue why the custody arrangements they desire are best for their children and provide evidence to support their claims. Luckily, experienced family law attorneys can often help with this endeavor.