Fathers who want to get custody of their children should spend as much time with their children as possible, make a plan for the future, and make all required child support payments, according to About.com. It is also a good idea for them to set up a space in their home for the children when they stay. This shows the courts that he is fully prepared to have the children live with him.
Fathers seeking custody should maintain records of any child support arrangements he makes with the children's mother and maintain documentation of his payments, says About.com.
Fathers can build strong relationships with their children by developing relationships with children's teachers, attending events such as sports activities and performances, and helping them with their homework, states About.com. This level of involvement demonstrates the strength of the father's commitment to raising his children.
Finding a good attorney for the child custody case is also important, according to Huffington Post. It needs to be someone who shows a commitment to fathers' rights and has experience helping father's in custody cases. Minimizing conflict with the children's mother can also be helpful, both in the custody case and in the long-term parenting of the children.