Going through a divorce is difficult, and deciding who gets custody of your children makes things even more challenging. As you navigate this process, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. Here are some mistakes to avoid making in divorce cases.
The biggest mistake people make in divorce cases is not letting the other parent see the children. Judges want to see good parent-child relationships on both sides, and if you try to get in the way of your ex’s relationship with the kids, that will reflect poorly on you.
Unless there’s some sort of safety risk involved, both parents should be spending plenty of time with the children. It’s also important to avoid speaking negatively about your ex in front of your children.
Something else to avoid is making any allegations about your ex that can’t be proven in court. Without sufficient evidence, it will look like you’re lying to get full custody of your children.
Above all, the most important thing is that your children are as comfortable as possible throughout the divorce process. Even if you and your ex don’t get along, that isn’t your children’s problem. Do your best to reassure your kids that they’re loved by both of their parents and will always receive the care they need.