Child Custody Mistakes You Should Avoid | What to Know
One of the toughest parts of the divorce process is child custody. As a result, is important that you take note of behaviors to avoid making this process run as smoothly as possible. Continue reading to learn more and speak to an experienced and dedicated Nassau County child custody attorney today.
What are the most common child custody mistakes to avoid?
- Posting on Social Media: While it may be part of your routine to update your social media platforms to reflect your life, it is best to stay offline during your custody battle. Particularly, ranting about your custody case on the internet, making jokes about your former partner, making any type of threats, posting photos of you doing anything questionable, and merely posting anything that may lead your co-parent to question your character in the court of law. Your former spouse’s attorney will have admission to all of your social media posts, even if your accounts are private.
- Dismissing Court Orders: When a court makes orders, these orders must be obeyed. If you are facing an impending child custody case, disregarding standing orders made by the court is not only bad for your case, it is also unlawful. Ignoring court orders may result in you being punished by the law. If you sense that your situation does not reflect your child’s best interests, you cannot choose to change things on your own terms. Instead, you must file for an adjustment.
- Badmouthing the Other Parent: Badmouthing your co-parent to your child can impact your child custody arrangement, in addition to your relationship with your child and your child’s mental health. Speaking negatively about your co-parent to your child can cause them to feel confusion and embarrassment in their feelings for their parent. You should not speak negatively about your co-parent to your child or around your child to evade this. Your co-parent may also be able to use such actions against you in a custody battle.
- Not hiring a dedicated attorney: If you are going through a custody case, it is in your best interest to retain the services of an experienced attorney that can help you navigate through this often complex process. If you would like to learn more, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to discuss how we can help you in reaching the best possible product for you and your child. Contact The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. to get started.
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