Child Custody Do’s and Don’ts
At the law firm of Matthew Lane & Associates, P.A., in Palm Beach County, Florida we provide clients with the advice, support and strategies they need to be successful in child custody cases. Whether your custody case is part of a divorce or a separate action, we give you the personal attention and the representation that you deserve.Tips and Tactics for Your Child Custody and Visitation Case
When you are considering your options for custody and visitation, there are some do’s and don’ts you can follow to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.
- Do remember that your child’s best interests are central to any custody or visitation agreement. When making custody and visitation determinations, the court will examine any factors that demonstrate what is in the child’s best interests. Remember to put your own wishes aside and focus on what is best for your child.
- Do work to build trust and open communication with the other parent. A custody and parenting time arrangement is only the beginning. You will be in contact with the other parent for years to come. It is important to lay the groundwork for an open, honest and collaborative relationship in the future. This can help you avoid future litigation and stress.
- Do work with an attorney who can help guide you through the process. You do not need to handle this on your own. A caring attorney can help you through the custody and visitation process and provide you with advice about your options.
- Don’t let anger and frustration overwhelm discussions. When disputes involve your children, anger and emotions can easily get out of hand and result in high-conflict custody disputes. It can be difficult, but keeping emotions in check can reduce the costs of your case and the stress on you and your children.
- Don’t try to alienate the other parent from your child. When you have a close relationship with your child, it can seem easy to discuss the other parent with him or her. You may also be tempted to get your child on your side in disputes with the other parent. This can be destructive to your child’s relationship with the other parent and can lead to parental alienation syndrome.
In addition to providing you with advice about custody and visitation, our legal team can also provide you with tips about how to talk to your kids about divorce. We understand how difficult this legal process can be for you and your child, and we are committed to providing you with the resources and advocacy you need at every stage.Contact a Palm Beach County Visitation Rights Lawyer
To speak with an attorney about tactics and strategies for your child custody case, call our firm at (561) 363-3400 or contact us online. We will schedule an appointment within 24 hours of the time that you call.
We have offices in Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, and Wellington, Florida.