Child Custody Litigation – Many of my clients come to my office seeking advice about child custody litigation. The first thing I discuss with my clients is how serious the journey will be – in that it will likely impact their children’s health, happiness, and relationship with both parents. Additionally, never will all the client’s conduct, words, attitudes and relationships be as closely scrutinized as during a custody litigation. Unlike other domestic relations litigation, in custody litigation, the conduct of the parents during the pendency of the litigation, many times determine the outcome of the case. Following is a list of conduct your attorney will discuss with you and likely suggest that you SHOULD NOT engage if you are considering child custody litigation.
- Use of drugs
- Frequent consumption of alcohol.
- Improper romantic or sexual relationships.
- Mistreatment of a child.
- Interference with a child’s relationship with the other parent.
- Failure to exercise all possible visitation or contact with the minor children.
- Failure to pay child support or other support as required.
- Lie or make misrepresentation under oath.
Additionally, you should assume that the other parent will be / or has been documenting your conduct. It is best, leading up to the litigation, that you should make sure your conduct does not include those conducting on the above list if you are considering child custody litigation.
If you have questions about child custody litigation or are considering your options as it relates to a change of custody of your children, you should seek out a knowledgeable child custody lawyer to help you decide next steps. A lawyer will discuss your objectives and concerns to see if child custody litigation makes sense for you.
For information about a child custody litigation in Georgia, contact the Remboldt Law Firm for a free consultation at 404-348-4081.