Five Mistakes That May Interfere With Your Child Custody Case

Divorce is a challenging process and if children are involved, it can be especially tough. It’s important that you do not let your personal complications, as well as actions, interfere with your case. Mistakes happen, but some have consequences that can affect your child custody case. Below, our experienced and professional family law attorneys at Rodier Family Law discuss five mistakes that may interfere with your child custody case.

Refusing to Comply With Your Ex-Partner

If you are not getting along with your ex-partner and you allow emotions and feelings to impede your judgment and actions, a judge may find that uncooperative parenting. Throughout your case, you will want to ensure that you are doing what is in the child’s best interest and putting your own personal feelings and complications second to the child.

Interfering With Visitation Rights

Without a court order, you cannot prevent your ex-partner from seeing the children. Unless your ex-partner is putting the child’s safety at risk or physically harming the child, you cannot legally withhold visitation rights. If you interfere with visitation rights, this may negatively affect the judge’s impression of you.

Arguing With Your Ex-Partner In Front of Your Children

If getting along with your ex is challenging, it is critical to keep the arguing to a minimum. You can show the judge that you are reliable, supportive and are putting the child before yourself by setting aside your personal relationship with your ex and focusing on what’s best for the child.

Using Social Media As An Outlet

Your social media accounts may be a platform where you go to express yourself and your personal feelings, but this can be a poor decision if you are in the midst of a custody case. Avoid talking about your ex or child custody case on social media as this may be used against you in court. Regardless of having a private account, there may be a way to get access to your posts shared on social media.

Working Without An Experienced Family Lawyer

Because of the heightened emotions during a child custody case, it is not likely that you and your ex will be able to come to an agreement without an experienced family lawyer. Hiring a child custody lawyer will allow you to understand Maryland’s family laws related to your case. Your lawyer will be able to explain all you need to know and will walk you through the process of preserving your rights and doing what is in the child’s best interest.


Speak to A Child Custody Lawyer at Rodier Family Law Today

Rodier Family Law’s child custody lawyers in Bel Air understand that you need the finest representation and guidance available when it comes to your child custody arrangements. Speak to a compassionate and dedicated member of our team today by calling (410) 803-1839.