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I’m Victoria Breslan a divorce and family attorney serving Joliet IL and the surrounding Will County communities.
I’ve devoted a large part of my practice to help clients avoid common family law pitfalls and set them on the fast-track to emerge from child custody cases in the best emotional and financial shape possible.
Whether you’re currently in the middle of a divorce or taking your ex back to court, in this ten part video series, I’m going to address some of the most common child custody mistakes to avoid.
Custody cases can be very complex. There are a lot of moving parts and not one issue is more important that another. Winning and losing a custody case is usually everything, and sometimes the only thing parents cling to in a divorce case.
Over the years I have seen people do a lot of emotionally reactive things that have negatively impacted their case which could have been avoided altogether.
Your goal throughout, is to be the absolute best parent that you can possibly be. Your actions and the decisions you make during this process can be life changing for you and your children.
You have a better chance of coming out on top just by avoiding of these 10 common child custody mistakes.

Mistake #1 — Letting your negative emotions toward your spouse cloud your judgment.
One of the biggest mistakes I see individuals involved in custody matters make is to let their personal animosity towards the other parent take precedence to the best interests of their child.
Candidly, the courts care very little about why the parents decided to separate. They do however, look very close at which parent is putting the Children’s best interests first.
You should not disrespect or talk negative about the other parent to or in front of your children. This will hurt you in your custody case and worse still it will hurt your children.
Even if you normally have good self-control these emotional types of situations can happen in a flash. It only takes one dumb move done out of anger, like pushing the other parent who is holding the baby at the time to lose custody. Once Custody is lost, you may never recover it.
Also remember that anything you say, write down or put in electronic form on the internet may be used against you. Always assume your words and a judge will see written statements.
Child custody cases are very emotional and when parent tensions run high and these emotions can lead to ugly verbal confrontations at the very least and actual physical violence at the very worst.
You may make rash decisions that can harm your case or narrow your options in your case. Avoid these at all cost and in these situations just walk away.
Letting your emotions get the best of you can cost you time, money and create everlasting damage to your children.

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