If you have children and you are divorcing your spouse, this is undoubtedly a difficult situation for you and your family. Tensions are running high and your emotions may influence your decisions, which is one of the worst mistakes you can make during this already challenging process. Given how high the stakes are, it is crucial to hire an experienced family law attorney to provide the guidance and advice you need to get through it.
Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes
Learning about the mistakes parents frequently make during the divorce process can also help ensure you avoid them, which is why we compiled a list of the most common missteps you should avoid.
Here are the mistakes you should avoid:
- Using your children to relay messages: As harmless as some of your messages may seem, it is crucial to always deliver them yourself instead of putting your children in the middle of a potentially hostile situation. They may feel responsible for any fights that ensue as a result of these messages, which can put them under more stress than they are already experiencing.
- Saying negative things about their parent: You probably have a lot of feelings about your soon-to-be ex-spouse right now, but you should never express any of it to or in front of your children. Regardless of the problems that led to your divorce, your children still deserve to have a relationship with their parent, so you should avoid saying anything negative that may influence their opinion.
- Not making an effort to cooperate with your spouse: Family courts generally believe it is in the best interests of the children for both parents to maintain a relationship with them, so it is crucial to show that you are willing to be cooperative and supportive of their bond.
- Turning your divorce into a battle: At the end of this process, you and your former spouse will have to raise your children together, so you should avoid trying to turn your divorce into a bitter battle and try to preserve civility.
Divorce is difficult for families, but if you avoid the most common mistakes, the process can go a lot more smoothly.
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If you are planning to end your marriage, you need a knowledgeable family law attorney on your side to guide you through the process. At Louis P. Winner, our family law team is committed to helping clients navigate each step and protecting their best interests. You can rely on us to secure the best possible results for your case.
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