𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐓𝐨 𝐀𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐝 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐆𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐝
𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐊𝐄: 𝑈𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐴𝑐𝑐𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑛 𝑎𝑠 𝐿𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑜𝑟 𝑅𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑒
When parents get separated or are seeking a divorce, part of the process will include determining a custody arrangement, which often involves shared physical custody. When you have your children, it might be tempting to withhold access to your kids from your spouse for different reasons.
Some people may refuse to hand over a child simply out of spite or revenge. Others may try to use their children as leverage, only agreeing to allow the other parent to see the kids if they make certain concessions in the divorce case. In any situation, this tactic almost always backfires and causes more problems for you.
If you have a temporary custody order in place, withholding access to your child can violate a shared custody order. This can result in penalties from the court and, possibly, a less favorable outcome by the court when it comes time for the final custody ruling.
𝐷𝑜 𝑁𝑜𝑡 𝑇𝑟𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑀𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑝𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑑
Some parents try to plant seeds in their child’s mind that try to turn the child against the other parent. This is often in an attempt to gain an advantage in a child custody determination, though the attempt can backfire. Courts consider whether each parent is willing to foster and encourage a relationship with the other parent when making custody determinations. Being manipulative and trying to turn your child against your spouse can result in an unfavorable custody decision for you.
𝐷𝑖𝑠𝑐𝑢𝑠𝑠 𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑄𝑢𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑎 𝑇𝑟𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑀𝑜𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝐷𝑖𝑣𝑜𝑟𝑐𝑒 𝐿𝑎𝑤𝑦𝑒𝑟
Custody decisions are difficult enough without one parent trying to interfere with the other’s rights. Withholding access to your child will often only hurt your case, and you should always have the guidance of a Morristown divorce attorney from Eveland & Foster, LLC. Call 973-285-3173