Child custody is a sensitive topic. As a result, it is important to follow some specific guidelines. When it comes to custody, there are some common mistakes to avoid. Read on to learn more.

What are common child custody mistakes to avoid?

When dealing with a child custody case, it is important to avoid the following behaviors:

  • Ignoring court-ordered arrangements: Failing to pick-up/drop-off your child according to the schedule can hurt your child custody case and land you in legal trouble.
  • Badmouthing your child’s other parent: This can be incredibly stressful for your child. Additionally, it can be seen as parental alientation and a refusal to co-parent. This can impact your custody agreement, as well as your relationship with your child.
  • Posting on social media: In many divorce and custody cases, your social media can play a role. Posting disparaging information about your ex can hurt your custody case. Additionally, posting something seemingly innocent, like a photo of you having drinks with friends can be used to show that you are an unfit parent. You should avoid posting anything on social media during a custody hearing. Additionally, it is important to know that privating your account or deleting posts cannot protect you- this information can still be accessed and used against you.

What if I am unhappy with my custody arrangement?

If you are unhappy with your child custody agreement, it is important that you do not take matters into your own hands. There is a lot that goes into creating a child custody arrangement and these decisions are made with the child’s best interests in mind. If you need to change your arrangement, you may need to file an appeal. Reach out to an experienced family law attorney who can walk you through the process.

If you have any questions or concerns about child custody mistakes in New Jersey, contact our firm.

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