The 2020 holiday season is here. This is typically a time spent with loved ones. However, if you’re in the middle of a difficult divorce, this year may feel a little different to you. It may feel especially hard if you are divorcing with children. Our divorce lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few tips on what NOT to do if you’re a parent going through a divorce in this week’s blog. Don’t go through this tough divorce alone. Our divorce attorneys in Camdenton are here for you! Call Deputy and Mizell at 573-346-9990 for your consultation today. We offer free first consultations.
Parents: Stop Doing THIS During Your Divorce
IGNORING RULES PUT IN PLACE BY THE COURT REGARDING YOUR CHILDREN.
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.
LIVING WITH A BOYFRIEND OR GIRLFRIEND DURING A TOUGH CUSTODY BATTLE.
Child custody cases are all about what’s in the best interest of the child. Sometimes, parents who have divorced will already be living with someone else. Even if this new significant other is someone who is very familiar with the child, this may not look good to the court. The court could be looking for a consistent environment for the child and living with a new significant other can interfere with that.
ALLOWING YOUR EMOTIONS TO GET IN THE WAY OF WHAT MUST BE DONE.
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.
POSTING DETAILS OF YOUR DIVORCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
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.
SPEAKING POORLY ABOUT YOUR CO-PARENT IN FRONT OF YOUR CHILDREN.
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.
We hope you found this blog enlightening and helpful when it comes to your divorce. Clearly, divorce is never easy, but you CAN get through it. The divorce lawyers at Deputy and Mizell are here for you! Our attorneys fight aggressively to obtain the best possible settlement available in your case. Give us a call today at the Camdenton phone number listed below for your free consultation today!
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