On behalf of The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A.
Child custody disputes are often among the most contentious issues that can arise during a divorce. If you’re involved in a battle for custody of your children, you need to protect yourself by not making mistakes that can jeopardize your chances of securing an ideal outcome.
Posting on Social Media
It is very important to be careful when posting on social media if you are involved in a child custody battle. Although you may be tempted to post rants about your ex or the process in general, exercise discipline and refrain from doing so. These posts could be discovered by your ex or their attorney. They might then reference your social media posts to argue you are not emotionally stable enough to be a positive influence on your children.
Try your best to avoid using social media in general when a child custody case or divorce is still pending. If you genuinely struggle to keep off of social media entirely, at least make a point of only posting neutral or positive content. None of your posts should be related to your case in any way.
Contacting Your Spouse
Talk to your lawyer if you are thinking about getting in touch with your spouse when a custody battle is still ongoing. If they have strong reason to believe you will be able to communicate with your spouse in an appropriate and civil manner, they may agree that doing so is acceptable.
However, in these circumstances, a child custody lawyer will often advise you against getting in touch with your soon-to-be ex. Even if you intend to remain civil when talking to them, emotions can flare up, and what began as a friendly conversation can turn into a bitter fight. You don’t want this to have a negative impact on your child custody case.
These are just a few examples. If you hire a qualified child custody lawyer, they will gladly discuss this topic with you in greater detail, answering any questions you may have and explaining how avoiding certain mistakes can protect your case.
Not Being Involved in Your Child’s Schooling, Medical Care, Etc.
Courts account for many factors when determining which parent should be awarded custody of the children if two divorcing spouses can’t come to an agreement on this issue. Often, a judge will consider which parent appears to be more actively involved in raising a child. This involves monitoring whether a parent is in contact with their child’s teachers, doctors, and other such parties.
Be sure to involve yourself in these aspects of your child’s life throughout your custody battle. Your goal is to demonstrate to a court that you play an active role in their schooling and overall well-being.
Contact a Child Custody Attorney for the Best Outcome
Are you currently involved in a child custody battle in the Fort Lauderdale area? Or, do you expect to be in the near future?
If so, an experienced Fort Lauderdale child custody attorney at The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A. is on hand to offer the professional assistance you need and deserve in these circumstances. Learn more about how Mr. Frances can help by contacting our firm online or calling us at 954-533-2756.