If you and your ex are arguing or disagreeing regarding child custody there are a few things to keep in mind. By keeping several things in mind you can eliminate the conflict that may arise when discussing the custody of your child. There is bound to be tension due to the ending of your relationship and marriage but it is important to remember that your child’s best interests are most important.
In order to keep your child’s best interest at the top of your priorities it is important to eliminate petty drama. Keep any problems between you and your ex separate from custody issues. It is not fair for the child to feel responsible for tension between both parents. Tips for keeping things cordial are to act professionally and civil as you would in a workplace.
Depending on what the custody arrangements are you will need to ensure that your child’s time with you does not consist of you bashing the other parent. When discussing custody matters with the other side stay on point and do not allow your emotions to dictate the conversation.
It is helpful to document and record the visitation schedule and hours the child spends with the other party. Keeping a record is important to ensure there are no problems down the road. Problems that can arise are regarding time spent with the child and hours of visits. If the custody schedule and hours are documented accurately this can eliminate troubles down the road.
For further information regarding child custody and family law please contact Yanez & Associates. Call 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation!