Marriage is a tough institution, not all of the end up well. Some couples are forced to break up after some time in marriage. If they had no children, the divorce process is easy and mutual. If they had a kid or kids, they should come up with a plan on how to take care of the kid and who will be staying with them. Some couples never agree on this matter, hence calling for the help of a lawyer or court to determine the custody of the children. Deciding to take matters to court is not as easy as you might think. The process gets all complicated because each parent will try to put allegations on the other trying to win the custody. The judge will, on the other hand, seek for evidence of all the allegations placed. Some parents end up committing mistakes in sought of child custody. This article will discuss some of the mistakes committed. Read on
It is not right for a parent to be arrested while seeking for child custody. Even if you are not charged and convicted in court, it gives your partner a base of the argument. This way the judge will have a negative thought about you and chances of getting the children decreases. It is upon you to stay safe and away from anything that could land you in the hands of police or a police cell.
Disobeying temporary custody orders
While the trial is on, the court often gives temporary custody orders. Among the orders given is the timeshare each parent should have with the children. Things will turn against you if you disobey the orders given. You could maybe move out of the court without permission or failing to return the children at the expected time or day.
Refusing to communicate or co-parent
This another big mistake. You must never refuse to co-parent with your partner. If any of the parents turn down the offer to co-parent, the judge will always go for the one with quality decision making ability. In many cases, the parent who refuses to co-parent is deemed the problem. Hence custody is given to the other parent. You must be reasonable and cooperative to get child custody. Be ready and open to communication as far as child matters are concerned.