${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt}
Call or EMAIL Us Today:
951.824.6449
Search

The gloves have come off and your divorce is heating up -- but you and your spouse should really think twice before you engage in a custody battle.

High-conflict divorces (and no divorce involving a custody battle avoids being "high-conflict") have long-lasting, detrimental effects on the kids. They can also be destructive emotionally and financially to the adults.

What can you do to avoid it? Here are some ideas:

1. Recognize that your child needs their other parent.

Absent situations involving abuse or neglect, kids thrive the best when they have both parents in their lives. Aim for a fair split of the parenting time that will nurture the relationship your child has with each of you.

2. Get temporary agreements in place as fast as possible.

Temporary orders can establish child support and divide parenting time, among other things, while a divorce is pending. They can also help reduce stress and stave off legal skirmishes by making everyone's obligations and rights clear.

3. Don't engage in negative behavior toward your spouse.

Putting your child in the middle of your fights with your spouse, venting to your child about the divorce or their other parent and dragging up every marital argument you've ever had will make a working co-parenting relationship with your spouse fall apart.

Also, keep in mind that nothing you post on the internet is ever really hidden. If you post a rant about your spouse on Facebook, it will get back to them -- and that could make negotiations over custody unnecessarily hostile.

An experienced California attorney can often serve as the voice of reason in a custody dispute. They can offer you objective guidance about your options and negotiate custody terms with your spouse on your behalf.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Find out how we can help you.

Call 951.824.6449, chat with us, or request a consultation below.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Our Office Locations

Riverside Office
4094 Chestnut Street
Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: 951-824-6449
Fax: 951-715-4601
Map & Directions
Email Us

Temecula Office
28465 Old Town Front Street
Suite 321
Temecula, CA 92590

Phone: 951-824-6449
Fax: 951-715-4601
Map & Directions
Email Us