Your relationship with your ex-partner might have hit rock bottom, but that doesn’t mean it has to be the same for you and your child. While in the midst of lengthy court battles and custody debates, it’s important that you do not lose sight of what truly matters at the end of the day: to have special moments with your kid, no matter what. 
Aside from the legal on goings and the daily responsibilities that you undertake, make sure to allot a meaningful portion of your life to bond and enjoy with your child. This is necessary not just for obtaining custody, but also for bearing witness to your kid’s increasing level of maturity and growth. Should you find yourself in this circumstance, exactly how can you maximise your time with your children, and how do you reinforce your separate role as a parent in their lives? 
● Establish a relationship with a strong foundation 
A relationship founded on trust and confidence goes a long way for you and your child, especially if you currently do not have custody. Always call to check and be updated on situations, and make sure they know that you’re ready to give them any assistance. 
● Support and show up in important gatherings 
In every consultation, parent-teacher meeting, or school play, make sure to show up. Let your child know that you are always there to support them. It is also a time to see how much they’ve grown, and as a parent, it’s something you should not miss. Birthday celebrations and weekend day-outs are also a must when it comes to your presence and attendance. 
● Maintain child support payments 
Complying with your duties to child support payments is one of the heaviest factor of consideration in your battle for custody. It also adds to what keeps you near your kid, especially if the circumstance leans on the side of the mother. Keep all the records and the receipts of your support payments as proof, for proper documentation of your arrangement with your ex-partner. 
These are only some of the many ways that you can do to maximise the time you’ve been awarded with your child. It’s best to keep in mind that the given hours are precious memories of a lifetime, so ensure that in those moments, you remind them of your love and you ensure to show it. 
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