Common Custody Mistakes to Avoid | What You Need to Know

Child custody is a difficult matter. Often, parents have strong and differing opinions when it comes to what is best for their children. When a judge is making child custody decisions, your behavior and social media presence will be taken into account. As a result, there are some important mistakes to avoid. Read on to learn more.

Badmouthing the other parent

Some divorces are more amicable than others and child custody issues can be incredibly frustrating. You may be tempted to rant about your child’s other parent, but it is important that you refrain. Badmouthing your child’s parent can have a serious negative impact on your child’s mental health. Additionally, it can be seen as a refusal to co-parent, which can impact your custody arrangement.

Ignoring court orders

Ignoring court orders can have serious consequences. Failing to adhere to your custody schedule can result in legal trouble and can impact your custody arrangement. Following court orders is one of the most important things you can do. Additionally, ignoring court orders and custody schedules can be harmful to your child- it can cause anxiety, impact their routines, and lead to arguments between you and your child’s other parent.

Posting on social media

During a custody hearing, your social media may be scrutinized. As a result, it is important that you do not discuss your custody case. Additionally, do not rant about your child’s other parent online, as this can be used against you in court. It is also important that you do not post anything incriminating. For example, do not post any photos of yourself or others engaging in inappropriate or illegal behavior.

Not working with an experienced attorney

When it comes to custody matters, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side. This can make a world of difference when it comes to your case.

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