Child Custody Mistakes You Should Avoid

Child custody disputes are often fraught with emotion and can get incredibly contentious and messy. Given the importance of these matters, it is crucial not to let your feelings get the best of you and to avoid making a mistake that will negatively impact the outcome of your child custody case.

Common Preventable Child Custody Mistakes

Some parents make the mistake of not hiring an attorney to handle their child custody case under the misconception that involving a legal professional may create a more tense and hostile situation. However, having an experienced family lawyer on your side can actually help this process run smoothly and give you the tools to navigate any obstacles you may encounter.

Here are some other mistakes you should avoid during your child custody case:

- Skipping out on visitation: If you are fighting for custody of your children, being a flake when it comes to visitation will not do you any favors in court. A judge may think you are not that committed to your children and, as a result, give you a less favorable result.

- Failing to cooperate with your co-parent: You do not have to be best friends with your ex, but you should be cooperative when it comes to raising your children. If you appear unsupportive or have a high-conflict attitude, it could impact your case.

- Not complying with a court order: No matter how you feel about a court order, it is important to comply with it. There are proper legal channels for you to take if you disagree with a court order, so consult with your attorney to find out what you can do without jeopardizing the outcome of your case.

- Speaking negatively about your ex: You may be very angry with your ex, but you should avoid venting about them whenever your children are around. A judge may think you are trying to interfere with your children’s relationship with your co-parent, which is not going to help your case.

Speak to Our Experienced Child Custody Attorney Today!

If you are dealing with a child custody matter, the family law team at Dale L. Bernstein, Chartered Law Office can provide the compassionate guidance you need to navigate it. Our attorney has more than three decades of experience and is committed to creating tailored solutions that meet the unique needs of his clients.

Call our law office today at (727) 312-1112 to schedule an appointment with our attorney and discuss the details of your child custody case.


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