Common Mistakes a Stay-At-Home Parent Makes When Seeking Custody

Common Mistakes a Stay-At-Home Parent Makes When Seeking Custody

Going through a divorce as a stay-at-home parent is not easy, especially if child custody determinations are made solely based on financial status. If you are a stay-at-home parent who is would like to obtain custody of your child, there are several mistakes you will want to avoid. Continue reading to learn more and reach out to our dedicated Nassau County child custody attorneys today.

Introducing a New Partner Into the Family Home

It is best to keep a new partner away from your home during your divorce and custody battle. Additionally, you will want to make sure that you are not bringing your new partner into your child’s life during this time, as the court and child may feel that you are trying to replace your former spouse. If you have begun a new relationship since you and your partner have separated and have them around your family home, the court may view this as damaging to your child’s best interest.

Remaining Unemployed

By obtaining a job outside of your home, it can be a first step in the right direction during a custody battle. If you stay unemployed, the court can view this as you are unwilling to take on the financial responsibilities required to provide the proper care for your child.  Additionally, staying jobless can help your former spouses’ case by showing that you will be relying solely on support for you and your child to live. If you are able to bring in income, you will be showing the court that you are financially responsible and have serious intentions about having custody of your child.

Refusing Visitation

Withholding visitation can harshly impact your capability of retaining custody. It is best to confer with a family law attorney if you fear that your child will not be returned to you. You may also want to file an action for custody and child support. Reach out to our firm today to obtain the competent legal representation you need.

Neglecting to Hire an Attorney

If you are going through a custody battle or any other family law issues as a stay-at-home parent, you should not do it alone. With the help of a skilled attorney, you can rest assured knowing that your case is in good hands. Our legal team is prepared to fight for you and your child’s best interests. Contact our Nassau County child custody attorneys today.

Contact our experienced Nassau County firm

The Pollack Law Firm, P.C., rated Nassau County’s “BEST” divorce lawyers and proudly serving clients in Nassau and Suffolk County for more than 25 years, is always available to assist and represent parties in divorce, separation, and all other matrimonial and family law matters. Contact us online or call today to schedule your complimentary case analysis: (516) 938-3330.

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