No matter who you are, divorce with children can pull at your heartstrings. There’s really no way of getting around that part most of the time. However, you can stay focused and get yourself through it as quickly and efficiently as possible with the right divorce lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks. On that note, keep reading this week’s blog for the WORST things you can do in a child custody case. Look for expert legal advice for a similar situation? Call Deputy and Mizell today. Call 573-346-9990 for your free consultation today. (The first consultation is free.)
Child Custody Cases – The WORST Things You Can Do
TEACH YOUR CHILDREN THAT YOUR EX IS AWFUL.
The court does not look highly on parents who unfairly influence their child during a child custody case. If the child is old enough, the court may ask them questions about their living environment. If a parent is filling their child’s mind with false statements about the other parent, hoping to better their chances at getting full custody, they are making a huge mistake. This can be seen as going against the court’s process and potentially harm your case.
LOSE YOUR COMPOSURE.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make in a child custody case is to let your emotions dictate your decisions. It can be really easy to do this when you have several family members pressuring you to get more time with your child. Don’t lose control of your emotions and let them guide your decisions. That can turn an easy flowing child custody case into a dramatic scene quickly. Don’t be afraid to lean on your lawyer for moral support.
BLAST YOUR DIVORCE ALL OVER FACEBOOK®.
Too often parents will go to social media with their anger during a child custody case. This is not good. When you post on social media, it typically becomes public information that can be used against you in a child custody case. The court rules in the best interest of the child. If they see on social media, that you are acting “irresponsibly” during the case, this can hurt your chances.
BE LATE DROPPING YOUR CHILD OFF WITH YOUR EX.
The court will sometimes put temporary orders in place during a child custody case. For example, if the court ordered for you to have your child home to the other parent by a certain time, make sure you do that. If you have a constant disregard for the rules put in place by the court, this can negatively affect your case.
Think of Your Children!
At the end of the day, the court rules in the best interest of the children. Despite how you may feel, find a way to get through this for your ex for the sake of your kids. To get the help of an experienced divorce attorney in Camden County, call Deputy and Mizell today. We can be reached at the Camdenton phone number listed below. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements.
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