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Will a Custody Agreement Ever Be Reached?

Published on November 15th, 2018

Bloomington Family Lawyer

The time following a parental separation or divorce can feel like a roller coaster of emotions. You will be facing many unknowns that may include financial loss, housing changes and child custody situations. The list can go on. It’s important to keep your children at the forefront of negotiations because they will be the most deeply impacted. An attorney may play a vital role in providing you with key legal counsel and support in weathering the storm you may be facing. You will likely be wondering if you and your ex will ever be able to come to a custody agreement.

Enduring Custody Agreements

Although it may be difficult to see the end to custody woes with your ex, you don’t have to endure it on your own. An attorney can be there to partner with you and provide the legal experience you deserve. The following are tips for coming out of negotiations in on top:

  • Allow for your attorney to represent you and help you negotiate
  • Practice self care throughout the process, it can be stressful
  • Always keep the interests of your children at the forefront, it’s important to remember that they will be impacted the most
  • Try to be as amiable as possible, it can help the process to move more quickly and peacefully
  • Be on your best behavior. Anything you say or do could impact your agreement

It can be tough to go through a divorce, let alone custody negotiations. This is because, your children are probably the most precious thing in your life. The last thing you will want to do is is give up the time you have to spend with them. As a result, sorting out an agreement with your spouse may be emotionally fueled and highly contentious. You will not want to face this process without an experienced attorney.

Sabotaging Your Agreement

Sometimes, emotions can run so high that parents actually make an already difficult negotiation even worse. In some situations, parent’s missteps may even impact the outcome and the amount of time you are able to spend with your children. The following are common ways you may sabotage or impact custody negotiations and the outcome you may be entitled to:

  • Poor behavior to include: abuse of your children, alcohol/drug use or criminal charges
  • Not taking your children for your assigned visitation
  • Failing to pay child support
  • Not following court orders
  • Behavior that puts your children at risk of being harmed
  • Not communicating with your ex regarding your children’s schedule

We are too familiar with mistakes our clients can make. Not only can we advise you so that you do not make a difficult situation worse, we can also help manage any problems that may arise.

Significant life changes like divorce can usually lead to contentious custody situations. Despite the efforts made by both you and your ex, sometimes, reaching an agreement surrounding custody can still cause hard feelings. A Bloomington family lawyer at Pioletti Pioletti & Nichols can assist you and your partner in reaching an agreement that you and your children can be satisfied with.

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