Last week, a divorce blogger wrote an article about her child custody challenges. Multiple times, people told her that she shouldn't fight to regain custody of her son because it was a "losing battle." Her attorney also advised her to consider letting her ex-husband have sole custody.
Now, she notes that she should have listened to the advice early on. "I was fighting a fight I couldn't win," she said, "and I got tromped before I reached the finish line."
For many reasons, child custody and conservatorship are emotional issues. Most parents want the best for their children and will do all they can to fight for what they believe to be in their children's "best interests." Yet, there are times when a parent's interpretation of the "best interests" of his or her child differ dramatically from what a court will order.