Published: November 30, -0001

Tips to Get Through a Child Custody Case From Our Experienced Family Law Attorneys

Divorce is difficult and stressful. When children are involved, it’s much worse, especially when you see the stress and frustration on your children’s faces. Settling your divorce and child custody issues is in everyone’s best interest so you can start to re-build your life and establish a new normal.  

Best Interest of Your Children

As a parent, you always want what’s best for your children. It’s important to remember that courts strive for the same thing. The court wants your child to have a stable home, and the court looks at issues such as any habit one parent may have that could harm the children, who the child is accustomed to living with (this is especially true if you’ve been living apart for some time), the child-rearing skills of both parents, the temperament of each parent and each parent’s employment status.

Address Your Concerns

If you have legitimate concerns about the other parent, address those concerns with your attorney. Write down every instance that you find troubling, such as the other parent not taking the children at the arranged visitation time, leaving the children in the care of others for personal outings, or other situations which you felt were harmful to the children. 

Remain Flexible

A healthier and more stable lifestyle is built when both parents remain flexible. While you may not like your soon-to-be ex-spouse, your children do, so if there is a special outing planned on a day your child is not scheduled to be with your ex, be flexible with the schedule. This also shows the court that you’re willing to work together and put the needs of your children ahead of your own.

Communication is Key

There are so many mistakes that parents make when divorcing, sometimes unknowingly. These mistakes include lack of communication with the children. Children need reassurance that what is happening with the family unit is not their fault. Discuss the situation with them, but only give them a basic background. Children should never be witness to malicious behavior or language between the parents, and it’s best to not put the children in a position where they must choose sides.

If you are preparing to go through a divorce and child custody, retain an attorney who specializes in family law. We will sit down with you and discuss your situation and options and work to get the best results possible.Contact us today to set up a consultation.