Witnesses should testify about their direct observation of the child with the parent. A witness who only has an opinion as to “what kind of a person” one parent is, is not helpful. The best witness is one who can testify to direct observation of an incident, event, or anecdote involving the child and one of the parents. Examples include a witness that can confirm that one parent was at every ball game and every school function and that the other parent never showed up. We do not need “character witnesses”. Any witness you call will likely already have good things to say about you and that self-serving style of witness is unnecessary.