Are you facing divorce? If so, you know how challenging of a tie it can be for everyone. If you have children who are involved, the process becomes even more complicated. If you are like most parents, your children mean everything to you, and you want to protect and shield them from harm. The good news is, there are several things you can do to help protect your children while you go through a custody battle.
Talk to Your Kids
You need to talk about the details of your custody battle with your children. Be sure that they fully understand that the court proceedings and the following court battle is not their fault. You need to be honest with your children and reassure them that both you and your ex still love them. If they have any questions, make sure you take the time to answer them all.
Be Cautious When Posting on Social Media
If you are in the middle of a child custody battle, you have to be cautious about what you are posting on Facebook, along with other social media profiles you have. You don’t want what you post to be used against you and what you want when you go to court.
For example, if your ex happens to see a picture of you on social media drinking, they may show it to the judge and make the claim that you aren’t a fit parent. This is something that is only going to hurt your children in the long run.
Avoid Saying Anything Bad About Your Ex
Regardless of how mad you may be at your ex; you need to avoid bad mouthing them in front of your children. This is going to make you seem like a petty person and is going to make your kids sad or even uncomfortable.
It’s best to take the high road and just avoid saying anything negative about your ex. If you are extremely angry and feel like you have to say something, avoid saying it to or around your children.
Remain Civil Toward Your Ex
No one expects that you will get along perfectly with your ex. However, you need to try to remain as civil as possible. Always be courteous when you are around them and avoid saying anything out of anger. By staying polite and calm, you are going to look good in front of the judge. They will believe that you are level-headed and that you want to ensure your children come first.
Follow Any Temporary Orders Issued by the Court
When you are going through a custody battle, the judge may issue a temporary order until the situation is finalized. Make sure to follow the outline of the orders. This means adhering to set visitation times and other requirements.
Contact an Attorney for Help
If you are going through a child custody battle, you don’t have to do it alone. By hiring an attorney, you can have someone on your side, fighting for your rights. Contact our legal team at Lewert Law, LLC by calling (561) 220-2792 to learn more.