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Child custody cases are often very emotional and result in strong emotions for all parties. During a dispute over custody, it is imperative for you to focus on what is best for your child, and what you can do to ensure that your rights as a parent are secured. Every family is in a unique position, so you should go over the various details of your case on an individualized basis. Moreover, there are a number of mistakes that you will want to avoid as you work through your child custody dispute, several of which will be covered in this blog post. After all, there is a lot at stake during these disputes and it is crucial for you to have a good understanding of which steps you need to take (and errors that should be avoided) as you work through the process.

First of all, it is crucial to do what you can to prevent this tough situation from affecting your kids, at least to the best of your ability. You should try to avoid fighting with your ex in front of your child. Moreover, unless you have evidence of physical abuse or some other serious threat to your child’s well-being, a visitation schedule should never be violated.

Another mistake to avoid involves social media. Unfortunately, some parents have posted things that they regret, which have a negative impact on their custody case as well. Also, you may not want to completely cut your child’s other parent out of your life, since it could be mutually beneficial to maintain communication and look for mutual understanding.