Going out of town with the kids for the holidays? Think “Exhibit” while you’re away.

Posted December 15th, 2016.

Categories: Child Custody, Custody Tips, Family Law.


Planning to travel out of town for the holidays? If so, don’t pass up the opportunity to gather some useful evidence along the way. If you’re embroiled in a child custody fight, an out-of-town trip with the kids is a prime chance to collect “exhibits” that can be used in your case.

For example, if you’re visiting a family member’s home, be sure to take photographs. Document your travels; take pictures of the kids having fun at family celebrations. If the children are flying on a plane for the first time, keep the boarding passes and other keepsakes of the trip. If you visit a resort or entertainment complex, such as Disneyworld or SeaWorld, buy some souvenirs at the gift shops. Get the kids to create a scrapbook too.

Think in terms of “exhibits” — documents, pictures and mementos that can be admitted into evidence in a custody case to reconstruct how much fun your children had during their out-of-town holiday trip. Testimony is useful, but if you’re telling the court what you and your children did over the holidays, nothing enlivens your testimony more persuasively than some genuine “exhibits” from the trip.

As an added bonus, scrapbooks and souvenirs may help your kids remember fondly the good times they had over the holidays — and such memories may be helpful when the kids are interviewed by custody psychologists and judges.

Contact our Firm

The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick is an experienced and committed legal team for clients throughout the state of New Jersey. Our team effectively serves clients facing a wide variety of legal matters. If you require the services of a dedicated attorney, please contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick today for a free consultation.

Share this Post

Read Our Latest Blog Posts

Contact Us Today for a No-Fee Consultation!

Timely, effective legal services with down-to-Earth, common sense advice, provided to individuals, businesses, and organizations.

The legal team at the Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick is happy to assist you with your legal problems, no matter how big or small. We serve clients throughout the United States and across the world.

Feel free to contact us toll-free at 1-866-337-2900.

    8 College
    6 Specialty
    9 Bar
    10 Law
    8 Professional
    30+ Years of
    100+ Published

    Licensed as a private detective, Mark Guralnick is a former investigative news reporter, and leverages these skills and experiences to deliver excellent client service while finding smart, practical, cost-effective solutions.

    See What We Can Do For You
    Back to Top