Child custody matters are some of the most sensitive any family will face. Given the
emotional nature of such cases, it is easy for emotions to get the best
of anyone, which is often how mistakes are made. To avoid making a costly
mistake, it is essential to hire an experienced attorney to handle your
case. Additionally, it would also be helpful to learn more about the most
common mistakes you should avoid while in the middle of a child custody dispute.
Avoiding the Most Common Missteps
Every parent wants what is best for their children, but the fact is divorce
can get messy, especially with tensions running so high.
Here is a list of some common child custody errors you should avoid:
Turning it into a battle: Child custody disputes do not have to turn into a nasty battle. It is
in the best interests of your children that you do everything possible
to keep it amicable. Not only will this be easier on your children, but
it will be less time-consuming and less expensive.
Not complying with temporary court orders: A divorce can take time, so it is not uncommon for courts to issue temporary
child custody and support orders. It is essential that you comply with
them. Otherwise, you can face some harsh consequences and it will likely
jeopardize your chances of obtaining a more favorable custody arrangement.
Refusing to cooperate with your spouse: You may be angry with your spouse, but it is important to cooperate, despite
your resentments or issues. It is important for both parents to support
one another’s relationship with the children and failing to do so
will not look good in court.
Speaking negatively about your spouse: If you want to speak negatively about your spouse, it should not be done
anywhere near your children or on social media. Instead, vent to a trusted
friend or family member when your children are not around or consider
hiring a therapist.
Child custody disputes can take a toll on a family, so make it easier on
yourself by avoiding these mistakes.
Discuss the Details of Your Child Custody Dispute with an Experienced Attorney Today!
If you are seeking custody of your children, it is crucial to hire a knowledgeable
family law attorney. At the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, our skilled team of attorneys
is backed by more than 30 years of collective experience, which we will
use to your advantage.
Reach out to our law office today at (713) 936-2300 to set up a consultation with a member of our team.