Divorce is a challenging process, but it doesn’t have to be messy. Even an uncontested divorce with children can go smoothly if both divorcing spouses are able to compromise.
But not all divorces sail smoothly and high-strung emotions can make matters worse. While you don’t need to pretend everything is fine, it can help to avoid problematic decisions that could make your divorce case worse.
That said, here are four things that can turn your divorce case into a disaster and why it’s best to avoid them.
- Making a scene on social media. When you post angry or embarrassing messages on your social media page, your children’s social media pages, or your spouse’s, it can be used as evidence of inappropriate behavior. What’s more, it can also hurt your ability to collaborate with your spouse over your divorce and child custody decisions.
- Using your children as a weapon. Not only can using your children against your spouse impact your child custody case, but it can also damage your children in the long run. Avoid making negative comments about your spouse to your children and don’t use your children as an opportunity to spy on your spouse, either.
- Listening to everyone else except your lawyer. Your divorce lawyer understands divorce law and child custody laws and has the experience to deliver the best possible advice for your situation. Not every divorce or child custody case is the same, which is why it’s important to listen to the legal advice of a professional lawyer.
- Not taking care of yourself. Divorce is an emotional and taxing process, but you need to keep yourself in good health. When you don’t take care of yourself, you can scare your children and make it difficult to cooperate during the divorce process.
Where can I find help with child custody laws?
The average length of a first marriage that ends in divorce is eight years. If you’re facing a divorce where mediation for child custody is an issue, we can help.
Our experienced attorneys know the ins and outs of child custody laws to give you the best possible results for your case. To learn more about child custody laws and child support, contact tus today for a consultation.