If you are facing an upcoming child custody case, it is important to avoid the most common child custody mistakes. Continue reading to learn the top four most common child custody mistakes. For assistance with your upcoming case, do not hesitate to contact our Union County child custody attorneys.
What are the most common child custody mistakes to avoid?
- Ignoring Court Orders: Ignoring standing orders that have been made by the court can not only hurt your upcoming case, it is also illegal. You may face punishment by the law if you choose to ignore court orders. If you feel that your situation does not reflect your child’s best interests, you must refrain from choosing to change things on your own terms. Instead, you must file for an adjustment with the court.
- Posting on Social Media: You may want to turn to social media to update your friends and family on how you are doing, especially when you are going through something as life-changing as a custody battle. However, it is recommended that you stay off of social media altogether during this time, at least until your legal proceedings are complete. Specifically, you must avoid ranting about your custody case online, talking about your former partner, and simply posting anything online that may allow your co-parent and their attorney to questions your character in court. Your former spouse’s attorney will be able to access your social media, even if your accounts are private.
- Badmouthing the Other Parent: Speaking negatively about your co-parent to your child can impact your child custody arrangement, but also your relationship with your child and your child’s mental health. Simply speaking negatively about your co-parent when your child is within earshot can cause them to feel confusion and shame about their feelings for their parent. It is also important that you do not badmouth your co-parent to your child because this can be used against you in a custody battle.
- Not hiring a dedicated attorney: You must retain the services of an attorney who has experience handling custody cases and is willing to work tirelessly to achieve an outcome that benefits both you and your child. To learn more about our firm and how we can assist you in this process, do not hesitate to contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.
If you have any further questions about preparing for your upcoming child custody case, contact our Mountainside family law attorneys.
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