Parenting & Child Custody

What are Some Tips for Proceeding with my Child Custody Case in Licking County Ohio?

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide legal advice, nor does this article create an attorney-client relationship.

Going through a divorce can feel overwhelming, complicated and frustrating at times. One of the most significant aspects of the divorce process is determining child custody rights. Depending on the contentiousness of the divorce, the determination of child custody rights may be a heated battle between spouses. This sort of heated battle only makes it more difficult for the court to make a decision in adjudicating a child custody case. It is in the best interest of both spouses to remain neutral in proceeding with a child custody case in court. In addition, here are some other tips that parents can remember in proceeding with a child custody case in Licking County, Ohio.

1. Maintain amicable communication channels with the other spouse.

It is vital that a parent maintain amicable communication channels with the other one. Ultimately, a court will assess child custody rights based on the best interests of the child. Courts will assess which parent can provide a stable home environment. A parent does not want to give the impression that he or she is unwilling to work with the other spouse to uphold the best interests of the child.

2. Speak with a child custody lawyer about visitation and custody laws in Ohio.

A child custody lawyer can file the documents needed to assert one’s legal rights in a child custody case. Child custody lawyers also serve as advocates for parents who are involved in contentious child custody battles.

3. Maintain a positive front for the child.

Some courts will consider whether a spouse speaks poorly about the other spouse in front of a child in determining child custody rights. It is important that both parents work together to present a positive front for the child. Otherwise, one parent’s rights may be diminished if he or she disparages the other parent in front of a child.

4. Be candid and honest in responding to questions from the court.

It is important that both spouses be completely honest in responding to questions from the court. Lying to the court could also adversely impact one’s child custody case.

5. Encourage the other parent to abide by court orders.

It is important that each spouse honor the orders that the court ultimately enters. Whether the court enters a temporary order or final order, both parents must respect the court’s determination.

These tips can help things to go smoothly in a child custody case. Both parents should always seek to be respectful of the court, one another, attorneys and the child involved.

 

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