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  • Writer's pictureStephen Williams

Quick Tip – Take Pictures of Your Order/Paperwork with Your Phone

I have seen folks schlep into our office dragging three kids less than the age of 5 all the while lugging a thick binder full of any court document they’ve come across in the last however many years they’ve been dealing with a Child Custody and Co-Parenting case. (On the other hand, a good many folks come into their consultation without any copies of paperwork at all. Neither scenario is necessary.)

It’s understandable, though. If you don’t deal with Child Custody issues all day every day you might think that all this paperwork is sacred and that there’s something special about “hard copies.” There’s not.

Take pictures of your paperwork, especially whatever Order and or Agreement includes your current Custody & Visitation Schedule.

You don’t need some fancy scanner. You just need a smartphone and some kind of online storage backup like Google Photos, Amazon Photos or iCloud. There’s a certain amount of storage you get for free and this should be more than enough for your individual case documents. #ProTip – go through and “tag” your photos in these storage apps so you can readily search and access them. Try out Google Keep, (yes you can add pictures to a sticky note), if you want to take your record-keeping game to the next level.

This is going to come in especially handy if and when you decide to quit dealing with all this by yourself and book a consultation with a Child Custody lawyer. Go take some pictures!


This article contains general information and should not be construed as legal advice for you and or your unique situation. If you would like to speak more about how you, as a Committed Parent or Caring Relative, can be more effective in your Child Custody case, please visit to schedule your initial consultation at one of our offices. ~SW, Foxtrot

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