Raleigh Divorce & Child Custody Battles
One of our child custody lawyers once saw a lady who was representing herself in her own custody case find out the case was not getting reached, sitting on the bench outside crying her eyes out.
We often hear about people still in the same house during child custody cases running around recording each other, trying to get the other one mad, so they can use it in court. In the midst of all this are the kids.
As a family law firm, we often see kids in the courthouse with their parents filling custody actions. We are here to share some ways you can help your child and manage this difficult time for your whole family.
Don’t Forget Your Children’s Needs During Your Divorce
When you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of separating and having to decide on child custody, please remember this is not about the two of you, but about the children. Do you want to give them parents who try and work together to give them a better life or ones that just care about making the other person’s life a nightmare? If you need help in this regard, you can speak with a family law attorney regarding guidance in communication and interaction with your spouse.
Seek Professional Guidance for Emotional Support
Another suggestion is if you have a hard time talking or working with the other parent, seek the assistance of a therapist. There will be circumstances where the other party is so toxic, has a mental illness or addiction, which will keep them from being able to co-parent. Get help for coping with your stress and emotions.
Therapists can provide you with you coping tools and a safe place to vent. Do not vent to your children about your problems or treat them like an adult friend. That puts more pressure on them than they need. Mom and Dad need to be strong for them, they don’t need to be strong for you.
Consult a Family Law Attorney
Your family law attorney can also give you guidance with regard to finding an appropriate therapist for your child or for you and your child to engage in family therapy if you feel your relationship with your child is being affected by the divorce. Seeking help for problems is always a positive. Some folks are concerned that seeking therapy can be viewed as a negative.
If you have a concern about how this may be interpreted by a judge in your custody case, you should seek the legal advice of an experienced family law attorney.
Speak with a Raleigh Family Law Attorney for Help with Your Child Custody Case
If you wish to discuss these matters further, feel free to contact our office to speak with one of our experienced family law attorneys. Our office number is 919-301-8843 or you can fill out the form below to contact us.
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