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Mistakes You Should Avoid in a Child Timeshare/Custody Case

Child custody disputes are stressful, challenging, and often emotionally charged, which can create the perfect environment for mistakes, despite your best intentions. Thankfully, many of the most common child custody mistakes are preventable, so it is crucial to familiarize yourself with them to ensure you do not jeopardize your ability to obtain the timeshare arrangement you are seeking.

Common Errors You Should Avoid

Some of the mistakes parents commonly make during the divorce or break-up process can have serious ramifications and affect the outcome of their child timeshare case. A good rule of thumb is to avoid letting your emotions get the best of you. No matter what you are feeling, the actions you take and the decisions you make must be based on sound legal advice and logic, so avoid acting on impulse at all costs.

If you are ever in doubt, consult with your family law attorney before acting.

Below are some common child timeshare/custody mistakes you should avoid:

  1. Not trying to avoid a legal battle: You do not have to go through a contentious child timeshare/custody battle in court. Other options, such as mediation, provide a less hostile path toward achieving a resolution, so consider all of your options before hashing it out through the litigation process.
  1. Being uncooperative with your spouse or partner: Regardless of the negative feelings you might have for your spouse or partner, you must cooperate as co-parents. If a judge believes you are trying to keep the opposing party from having a meaningful relationship with the children, this will deeply harm your case. Family courts believe that the involvement of both parents is in the best interests of a child, so keep that in mind and avoid acting out of anger or spite.
  1. Having a poor temper: Stability and consistency are paramount in a child’s life, so if you exhibit a wildly unpredictable temper, a judge will not view this favorably. Understandably, it can be difficult to keep your cool under these circumstances, but failing to do so can cost you. Consider working with a therapist or finding another outlet that can help you cope with your anger and frustration.
  1. Not hiring legal representation: Choosing not to hire an attorney is a major mistake. If your spouse or partner has an attorney, this can put you at an even greater disadvantage. An attorney can provide invaluable guidance, advice, and help you avoid making a mistake that can potentially derail your case. If your case proceeds to mediation having an attorney to look out for your best interest is crucial.

Contact Our Family Law Team for a Free Consultation!

If you are involved in a child custody dispute, you need to hire skilled legal counsel as soon as possible. At The Law Office of Jerome P. Ventura, we have assisted families throughout this process for over two decades. When you choose to work with our team, you will receive compassionate and knowledgeable legal advice and personalized solutions to help you meet your goals. Backed by a history of proven success, you can feel confident in our ability to assist you.

Contact our law office today at (954) 280-6119 to set up a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your child custody case.