Child custody is a serious issue that affects thousands of children across Kentucky every year. However, many things that can go wrong in a child custody battle can easily be avoided. You just need to know what they are and how to avoid them. Let’s discuss the most common mistakes you must avoid in order to win a child custody case.
You need to stay involved in the life of your child, even if you think you are going to lose custody. Staying involved shows the court you truly care for your child and want to be as involved as possible — even if it means losing sleep, leaving work early or taking days off from work. You need to be present in your child’s life.
Make sure you never threaten your co-parent — even in jest. This can easily be used against you in court. The judge will look for any sign of domestic violence, no matter how trivial you might think it is. Leave emotion out of every interaction with your co-parent.
Stay off of all social media sites while going through a child custody battle. Don’t even post pictures of you and your child on social media. Pictures or posts that are inappropriate or show you out with friends when you said you’d be at work, for example, can come back to haunt you.
Winning a child custody case can be very difficult, especially if you are making any of the mistakes mentioned above. Avoid these mistakes at all costs and always work with an experienced family law attorney.