When I filed for divorce, the entire process became very contentious. My ex and I struggled to come to agreements and one of the biggest sources of our disagreement was child custody. I spent hours pouring over the custody laws to make sure I knew exactly what my rights were to protect my children, and it worked in my favor in court. If you're facing a divorce, don't assume that you understand the custody laws. Read through the pages here to learn about my experience and seek out the help of an attorney if you find that you need legal support.