In order to win a child custody trial, every parent should provide adequate proof regarding his character, which includes behavioral aspects and mental attitude. One of the best means to validate this point is to get reference letters from persons who know the parent outside his office. These may include friends, relatives, teammates, fellow volunteers or neighbors who can certify a person's personal attributes. Character reference letters are usually referred to as personal reference or personal recommendation letters.
These character reference letters have some subtle differences from the employment reference letter. These letters are usually written by persons who are acquainted with the parent including, friends, relatives and members of the family. They are written in a more informal language. These letters are more straightforward and describe about the personality of the parent. It always has a standard format and is not concentrated on the economic relationship. In character letters, usually the traits that are good are exaggerated and those that are bad and unacceptable are avoided.
A character reference letter usually consists of an opening that explains the relationship with the parent. It is followed by the body of the letter, where the entire description of the parent is penned down. And this is followed by closure of the letter where the referee recommends the parent. However, there are certain tips while writing these letters. Referees must take care to construct the letter based on the specific personal characters of the parents such as his parenting, commitment and attitude towards children. Many of these traits can also be emphasized by writing a short story about the parent that can aptly describe these traits. And the most important thing is to always avoid writing anything bad about the parent since it can prove detrimental to his child custody trail.