If you have children and you are ending your marriage, this is certainly
an emotionally challenging time for you and your family. Oftentimes, dads
are the ones who tend to make the bulk of the mistakes during this process,
making it an even greater uphill battle for them. To help get you through
it, we compiled a list of common mistakes and how you can avoid them.
Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes
Everyone makes mistakes, but the ones you make during a divorce can echo
throughout your life for years to come.
Here are the top 4 mistakes dads make, which you should avoid:
Not prioritizing their children: You probably have a lot on your plate right now, especially since you
are going through the process of dissolving your marriage. However, no
matter how busy you are, you need to make time for your children. Now
more than ever, they will need your affection and attention, so spend
time with them whenever you can and avoid canceling plans with them.
Not cooperating with their mom: Although you may not be on the best terms with your children’s mom,
you should still try to cooperate throughout the divorce process. Being
difficult will not do you any favors in court, so try to set your differences
aside for the benefit of your children.
Not paying child support: Even before your divorce is finalized, you may be ordered to pay
child support temporarily. It is crucial to faithfully fulfill this obligation and,
if something changes in your financial situation, notify the court immediately.
Simply not paying child support is never an option
Moving out too soon in the process: Living at home during a divorce can be a tense situation, but if you move
out before the appropriate time, a judge may believe you are abandoning
your children. As a result, your wife may be awarded a more favorable
Despite the fact that we are no longer living in an era where mothers are
looked upon more favorably in
child custody cases, it is still essential for fathers to make thoughtful decisions
and to avoid acting impulsively or out of anger.
Schedule a Case Evaluation with a Skilled Child Custody Attorney!
Divorce is rarely easy on anyone. With the assistance of an experienced divorce
attorney, however, you can more easily maneuver this process without making
any avoidable mistakes. At the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny, we are
dedicated to helping our clients dissolve their marriage and protect their
Call us today at
(713) 936-2300 to schedule a consultation.