Child custody is often a contentious matter in a divorce. Both parents believe they know what is best for their children and the thought of having to spend less time with them can be overwhelming. During this emotional process, it can be easy to make costly mistakes, so it is essential to become more aware of them, so you know what to avoid. Continue reading to learn about the most common child custody mistakes.
Avoiding the Most Common Child Custody Mistakes
Give what is at stake, mistakes are not something you want to make during your child custody case.
Here is a list of some common ones you can prevent:
- Not trying to avoid a big battle: Approaching your child custody case as a legal battle will ensure that it takes too long, costs too much, and is ultimately too stressful for your children. Moreover, if you appear uncooperative and unwilling to work with your former spouse on a new arrangement that benefits your children, this will not reflect well on you in court.
- Not being supportive of your children’s relationship with their other parent: Family courts believe it is usually best for both parents to continue to maintain meaningful relationships with their children. If you show that you will not be supportive of your ex’s relationship with the kids, it will backfire on you.
- Speaking negatively about your co-parent in front of your kids: You are probably thinking a lot of terrible things about your ex and you should find the right outlet for getting it all out. However, saying these things in front of your children is a big mistake, so keep these comments away from them. If you make a habit out of badmouthing their parent to them, it might seem like you are trying to poison the kids against your ex.
Family law matters are rarely easy, but avoiding these common mistakes can help make things easier.
Discuss the Details of Your Child Custody Case with a Compassionate Attorney Today!
Child custody cases can be emotionally challenging for families to overcome. At the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C., our knowledgeable child custody attorney will provide the strong legal support and guidance you need to navigate every step of this process. We understand the potential obstacles you may face and will help you face them head-on.
Reach out to our law firm today at (516) 514-3868 to request an initial case review with our attorney to get started on your case.