In family law court, a bad thing is that there is a lot of perjury. Many parents want to "win" so badly that they lie under oath to try to achieve it. A good thing is that such a lie might be the first, second, or third time that parent has told a lie to a judge or commissioner, but it is the 1000th time that the judicial officer has heard a similar lie. And so it is harder to get away with lying than the dishonest person thinks.
However, "truth" does not exist in court, only "evidence" exists in court. Your facts for your argument -- indeed, your "life," as it applies to your case -- is boiled down into a thin file of written documents that will be the basis for decision. Remember, your "life," as the judge sees it, is just the file. And so preparing your facts is what is important, and what you want are the facts to show your parenting history, your bond with your children, and your financial situation.
"Bashing" the other parent is largely useless, short of the other parent being a child-abusing heroin addict. (And it hurts you to falsely allege such a thing.) Instead, you must present carefully supported facts that show that you have spent your life serving the best interests of your children, and that you will continue to do so.
Attorney Mason is very experienced in helping you present what actually matters to the court decisions. Do not get misled by animosity or attorneys who inflame it. Keep your focus on the best interests of the children. Call Spokane family lawyer Craig Mason for a consultation today at (509) 443-3681.