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Top 3 Mistakes Committed While Fighting Child Custody Battle

Orange County child custody; The Maggio Law FirmThere are many instances when couples who separate are not able to work out a proper parenting planning that is agreeable to both of them. In such scenarios, the only alternative available to both the parents is to approach the court seeking an order on child custody. Sadly though, there are several such cases where good parents are labeled as being neglectful or unfit when they make any if they make any of the mistakes mentioned below while they are fighting their battle on child custody.

Show poor judgment and information on a social media site

Lately, it has been found that there are many such parents who use social media to vent out their emotions, demean the other parent or show-off to their known ones that they are having great fun in their newly acquired single study even in the midst of the custody battle. But you should remember that social media is not a private platform and is meant for sharing what you want your friends or the general public to know. Quite frequently the pictures and information you upload on a social networking site can be viewed by the general public and that also includes your estranged spouse as well as his or her lawyer.

Not obeying temporary custody orders of the court

In a majority of cases, it is a common norm for the Court to order for temporary interim custody in the beginning of paternity action or a divorce that will be binding till the time there is a trial.

A bad mistake that can be committed by one of the parents is to disregard or not obey the temporary orders of the court. For instance, a parent not returning the kids on a specific day and at a specific time. Another example could be removing the kids from the residing state without intimating the other parent or the court order permitting such relocation. In both the cases, the aggrieved party is bound to inform the same to the concerned court to highlight that the authority of the court has been violated by the other parent.

Getting arrested

This is one of the sure shot ways for the other patient to prove that the arrested parent is not fit while the custody battle is still going on. Even though a parent may not be charged or convicted of a crime but gets arrested, the act is sufficient to provide a weapon in the hands of the other parent to claim that his or her estranged spouse has a problem with anger management or has an inclination towards violence.

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divorce_attorneyGerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law attorney and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas. Mr. Maggio assists clients with legal issues including divorce, legal separation, divorce mediation, child custody, prenuptial agreements, stepparent adoptions, and other family law issues. Mr. Maggio has practiced law in California since 1999, and founded The Maggio Law Firm in 2005, focusing exclusively on divorce and family law matters.

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