No child support or custody case is simple. If you're struggling with the emotional and financial stress of a child support or custody dispute, it's important to remember that you have rights.
Here are some legal maneuvers you can use to help fight your child custody or support case:
Keep Your Emotions in Check
Your emotions are likely to be piqued during a child support or custody case. Arguing over the relative responsibilities, access, and care of a child or children will be emotionally fraught. If you have an emotional outburst, your partner can use the incident in court.
You can keep your emotions in check by following some simple steps:
Some of these steps might seem basic, but it's tough to remember to keep things in check when your emotions are so raw and exposed.
Choose Your Lawyer Wisely
Child custody and support cases are nuanced and complex. The laws also vary significantly depending on the state where you live or where your child resides.
Choosing your lawyer can be the most important decision you make during the child support or custody process. Once you have retained a lawyer, you can take a big breath of relief because you will know that you'll have the right person fighting on your side.
Well-Being Before Revenge
One of the biggest mistakes you can make during a child custody or support case is losing sight of the ultimate goal: the well-being of your child or children. This may see obvious, but you're very likely to feel the urge to exact revenge on your former partner, which can make you lose sight of what should always be your primary goal.
Putting your child or children's well-being first can drastically change the nature and tone of your legal dispute.
For additional advice, contact a law firm like Kelm & Reuter, P.A.
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