Any kind of child custody dispute will be tense and difficult if the parents aren't ready and willing to reach an agreement.
If you're in the throes of a difficult child custody disagreement, keeping the following tips in mind may help you get through the process:
Your personal opinions of your spouse don't carry a lot of weight
Before a divorce happens, spouses might be very ugly with one another, and this could create very tense resentment. However, if your spouse has not committed actual abuse against you or the children, your personal opinions might not carry as much weight as you believe.
Your child's best interests are paramount
The court will always seek to determine what your child's best interests are. As long as you align your own interests with the best interests of your child, you should prevail in any issue of disagreement in your legal proceedings.
Make sure your agreement strikes a balance between strict and flexible
Setting clear rules and boundaries in a child custody agreement is important, but sometimes parents find that their rules are so strict that even they have trouble adhering to them. By keeping your rules clear, but with a sufficient amount of flexibility, you should be able to find a good balance that works for everyone. An experienced family law attorney can help you achieve this kind of balance.
If you want to navigate your child custody dispute in a way that keeps your emotional, mental and financial stress levels at a minimum, our law office is available to help.