When preparing for child custody court, you really can't be too prepared or organized – introducing the Child Custody Court Binder by Stepmomming! This resource was designed specifically for divorced parents and stepparents who have been tasked with preparing for a court appearance to determine child custody.
Take the stress out of compiling visitation logs, incident reports, correspondence with other co-parents, and all the other bits and pieces that are crucial to your court case, but easily forgotten!
This 48-page PDF download includes:
- Binder Cover
- Instructions for Setting Up Your Binder
- Court Binder Checklist
- Important Contacts Sheet
- Calendar to Track Important Events
- Divider Pages for Backup Documentation
- Checklist of Things to Include in your Parenting Plan
- Negotiation Outcomes Worksheet
- Custody-At-A-Glance Calendars
- Behavior, Visitation, and Phone Logs
- Incidents of Contempt Log and Narrative Template
- Character Reference Template
- To-Do List
- Notes Page
- and so much more!
Please note, this listing is for a PDF download only. You will not receive a printed copy of this document; however, you can arrange the sections however you’d like and print it as many times as you need!
DISCLAIMER: This binder was not prepared by a legal professional and is intended to help organize your thoughts and documents in preparation for a custody court hearing. It is NOT intended to serve as legal counsel.
I can't believe how resourceful this binder has been in such a short period of time. My husband went from feeling overwhelmed to feeling he had regained some control with the custody situation he's facing.
Love this so much!
This download was so helpful to us for organizing our child's records. It was thoughtfully prepared, attractive and included most of the categories I needed for filing our custody-related documents. Over all, I'm really happy I purchased this!
There were just a couple of (small) downsides:
1.)The logo is stamped right on the front of what will be your binder cover. This is fine for personal use, but in my opinion it's not terribly professional for use in actual legal hearings or custodial evaluations- just keep that in mind if you're picky like me.
2.) You may have to create additional categories/chapters. This was only a small inconvenience for us- especially after considering that no blended-family is equal. We had to create a couple of files that were more tailored for us, for example: a file on correspondence with our child's school staff and a miscellaneous file for her journal entries and drawings etc..
Again, this is a really awesome pre-made resource and it will undoubtedly save you time and make you feel organized! what better use do you have for twenty-five bucks, huh?
this is alright. it helps keep me organized.
All of this is very helpful