What Not To Do During Your California Child Custody Battle: Part II
People in Southern California custody battles make choices every day that help determine the outcome of their case. In the second part of this three part series, let’s talk about things you should and shouldn’t do if you are involved in a custody battle for your children.
- Do not disobey the judge’s existing orders. Show the judge respect by following their orders to the letter. Talk with your attorney about modifications if necessary.
- If you choose to drink, drink responsibly. Use restraint if you choose to drink while your children are in your care. In no circumstances should you allow yourself to get a DUI or any other criminal charge.
- Don’t hire an inexperienced attorney or a firm that does not specialize in family law. If a firm will handle your civil, criminal, or other matters, it probably is not a family law firm.
- Don’t let (or tell) your kids call your new significant other “mommy” or “daddy”- this is parental alienation.
- Don’t get so caught up in your relationship with your new boyfriend or girlfriend and that your children are your second priority.
- Take all proper measures to ensure the safety of your children. Make sure your children always wear seat belts and ride in car seats where appropriate. Ensure that they are treated with appropriate dental and medical care as necessary.
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