Child custody cases are some of the most emotionally charged legal disputes anyone will ever face. Your children are important to you and the idea of spending less time with them is likely very overwhelming. To make your case run a little more smoothly, it is important to be aware of some of the most common mistakes, so you can avoid them. Continue reading to learn more about them.
Avoid These Common Mistakes
Despite the sensitive nature of these cases, it is important to minimize conflict whenever possible and to avoid acting on impulse. Your actions and the decisions you make can have a profound impact on your future, so it is important not to let your emotions get the best of you.
Here are some common mistakes you should avoid:
- Complaining about your co-parent to your children: You undoubtedly have a lot of negative feelings toward your spouse right now, but no matter what your grievances may be, it is important not to vent about them to your children. Sharing this information with your children can be construed as an attempt to pressure them to choose sides, which will reflect poorly on you and harm your case.
- Not communicating with your co-parent: Not only is refusing to communicate with your co-parent detrimental to your children’s wellbeing, but it will also negatively impact your case. It is important to show that you are willing to cooperate with your co-parent for the benefit of your children.
- Social media use: Many of us are very attached to our social media profiles. Unfortunately, if you use Facebook, Instagram, or any other social media platform to vent about your co-parent or this dispute, it could backfire in court. Save these rants for when you are talking to a friend or family member in person and keep it offline.
- Not complying with court orders: If there is a court order in place, you must comply, even if you disagree with it. Go through the appropriate legal channels if you want to modify it, but comply with it in the meantime.
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