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What not to do during a child custody case

On Behalf of | Mar 23, 2023 | Child Custody

Child custody cases are complicated, and each is unique. The court will consider different factors, including the child’s age, the physical and mental condition of the child and that of each parent, history of family abuse and so on, to make decisions that are in the child’s best interest.

However, some mistakes may work to your disadvantage. Here is what not to do during a child custody case:

Not cooperating

Since you and your spouse are going through a divorce, dealing with many issues, you may be angry, especially if they have unfair requests. This can make you refuse to cooperate with them in everything, including child matters. 

However, this may not be wise. You should control your emotions and develop a practical parenting plan with the other parent. Support groups, therapy and loved ones can help you stay calm throughout the custody case. 

Undoubtedly, you have your wishes, but it will help to compromise in some sectors. This way, the other parent will also get a fair outcome.

Posting on social media

You should consider avoiding social media when going through a divorce. Do not post about the divorce, your spouse or the custody battle. Anything you say can be used against you. If you need more information about a subject, you should consult a professional.

Violating the law

Breaking the law at any point has negative impacts on your life. However, doing so in the middle of a child custody case may lead to severe consequences, as you are risking your parental rights. Thus, avoid getting arrested at this time.

Child custody cases require caution. You should avoid these mistakes during and after the case is finalized. Further, it will be best to get professional help to protect your parental rights.   


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