If you are going through a child custody dispute, the situation is likely taking an emotional toll on you. For a parent, nothing and no one is more important than their children. However, you must not let your emotions control your decision-making at this time. To avoid making any costly errors, rely on the advice of a knowledgeable child custody attorney and continue reading to learn more about the mistakes you must avoid during a child custody dispute.
Do Not Make These Child Custody Mistakes!
It is easy to make mistakes when you are so emotionally invested in an issue, especially when it involves your children. Getting hot-headed will only get you into trouble, so you must try to remain calm and act primarily on reason and logic rather than emotion. Moreover, your children will sense your frustration and anger, making this situation substantially more difficult for them to cope with. Find a healthy outlet, such as therapy, so you can keep a cool head and lessen your children’s burdens.
Here are some child custody mistakes you should avoid:
- Failing to remain involved in your children’s lives: A judge will not award you custodial guardianship if you already appear to be an absentee parent. Show the court that you wish to remain in their lives by keeping up with their academics, sporting events, or any other extracurricular activities they are involved in.
- Continuing to use social media: Many of us balk at the thought of having to take a break from social media, but the fact is that taking time off from Facebook is one of the best choices you can make at this time. If you enjoy using social media as a safe space for venting, now is the time to find another space. Talk to a friend or a relative, and cut social media out of your life for the time being.
- Refusing to cooperate with your co-parent: Family courts believe the continued involvement of both parents in a child’s life is critical. If a judge thinks you are uncooperative or unsupportive of your co-parent’s relationship with the children, it will result in some unfavorable repercussions.
- Failing to pay child support: If you were ordered to pay child support, make these payments on time and in full, even if you disagree with it. A temporary child support order is not set in stone, so if you really believe it is inappropriate, your attorney can attempt to remedy it in court. Trying to take matters into your own hands, however, will cost you.
Schedule a Consultation with a Child Custody Attorney Today!
At Beatriz Zyne, P.A., we understand how important your children are to you. If you are getting a divorce and vying for child custody, you can rely on our experienced team to provide the compassionate guidance and skilled legal assistance you need to navigate this challenging situation. Our team has handled hundreds of different cases with successful results and would be honored to do the same for you.
Contact us today at (305) 876-6138 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you.