Articles Client Alerts / 10.05.2016

Seven Mistakes to Avoid in a Child Custody Battle

By James L. Lane, Esq.

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“HIGH CONFLICT child custody cases can be brutally difficult and severely stressful. Parents who are fighting for custody of their kids are thrown into a daunting legal vortex while facing the nightmare of losing custody of their children. This incredibly emotional process can bring out the worst in some parents.

Unfortunately, many attorneys who do this type of work focus on the procedural and legal aspects of the case and fail to coach their clients on how to actually win the case. They offer precious little advice to parents about procuring evidence and making a favorable impression upon the judge. This void of information and advice may lead clients to make avoidable mistakes with negative consequences.

While every child custody matter is unique, there are some universal truths that apply to all cases. Our extensive experience litigating custody cases over the past seventeen years has revealed the seven most common mistakes parents make when fighting for custody. By identifying and discussing these mistakes we hope to help parents avoid these pitfalls and increase their chances of obtaining a positive outcome in their case.

While discussing this topic, we will presume the child custody case is occurring within the context of a divorcing couple. However, many child custody battles occur between couples who were never married. The advice contained within this article applies equally to parents who were never wed.”

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For more information, please contact James L. Lane at (216) 736-7201 or jll@kjk.com.