Family attorney Daryl Weinman, founder at Weinman & Associates, P.C. in Austin, TX, reveals common mistakes made by parents in child custody cases. For more information please visit https://www.weinmanfamilylaw.com
Austin, TX, United States – November 30, 2018 /MM-REB/ —
In a recent interview, top family lawyer Daryl Weinman, founder at Weinman & Associates, P.C. in Austin, TX, revealed five common mistakes made by single parents in child custody cases.
For more information please visit https://www.weinmanfamilylaw.com
When asked to comment, Weinman said, “Understandably, many single parents going through custody battles are unsure of how to proceed and often take missteps that could potentially be detrimental to their case. Here are some common pitfalls to avoid when navigating a child custody case.”
One of the most common mistakes is talking openly to friends and family – including an ex – about the case.
When asked to explain, Weinman said, “Even though you might have the best intentions in trying to resolve your child custody dispute, your spouse might want to fight you further in court. The more a vengeful spouse knows about the strategy devised by you and your lawyer, the worse it is for your case.”
Spouses portraying themselves as the better parent is a common misstep seen in child custody cases.
“Suggesting that your child wants you more than the other spouse will come off to a judge as petty, casting you in a negative light. Just keep this in mind: in most cases, the court will assume that children need both of their parents and will look to see which parent can promote a relationship between the children and the other parent,” she commented.
Further to this point, speaking negatively about an ex-spouse could ruin a parent’s chances at a successful outcome.
“Many assume that the best way to prove someone is a bad parent is by proving they were a bad partner. But, in reality, the court will only perceive you as bitter and unwilling to work with your ex to find a solution in a child custody case. This behavior could lead the judge to grant custody to the other side,” she said.
Another common error made by newly single parents is assuming that their lawyer will take care of everything.
When asked to elaborate, she said, “You can’t slack off on important work, such as turning in paperwork promptly, gathering documents, and working closely with your attorney’s office staff, even if you’ve hired a legal professional with extensive and relevant experience. Being fully involved in the process could also aid in communication with your lawyer and in deciding the best strategy going forward.”
Weinman was also quick to add that many of her clients allow for emotions to inform their decisions.
“Going through a child custody case is a stressful process, but don’t let your emotions derail an otherwise reasonable outcome that is in the best interest of everyone involved,” she commented.
“That said if you have made a logical decision to change the terms of your arrangement, such as asking for more parenting time or child support, then ensure that you and your lawyer are on the same page before requesting it.”
Name: Daryl Weinman
Organization: Weinman & Associates, P.C.
Address: 8200 N Mopac Expy #230, Austin, TX 78759, USA
For more information, please visit https://www.weinmanfamilylaw.com
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