Q: Have been served with custody papers. Court is next week How do I win a case like that?
Are you sure that this is trial and not a status conference or other type of hearing? If this an emergency hearing, the courts do not expect fully prepared cases and usually restrict the ruling to a singular matter (e.g. immediate risk of harm to a child).
If it really is a trial, the service may be improper. Another alternative is to seek a continuance.
Contact a lawyer for details. Expect to pay for the lawyer's time.
Paul Tenorio agrees with this answer
A: An attorney will need a lot more information from you before they can even begin to answer your question or assess your situation. There are so many factors going into a custody case and they are not "won" or "lost." Rather, the goal is to get the orders you believe are in the best interest of your child(ren). Again, more information is needed to guide you or even assess your probabilities.
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