Is It Best to Get a Lawyer for Child Support?
Every divorce is different. You and your soon-to-be ex-spouse may be perfectly willing to cooperate with one another, or personal tensions may boil over and make civil negotiation impossible. Hiring a Fair Oaks child support attorney to assist you in your divorce proceedings can significantly expedite your divorce case and also help to ensure a fair and reasonable determination when it comes to support for your children.
While it may be technically possible to navigate a child custody determination or negotiate a parenting plan without the assistance of an attorney, hiring legal representation forms an additional layer of security and reassurance for your claim. The legal team at McCunn Law can identify any cause for concern present in your case and help you account for all possible scenarios in your divorce proceedings.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer for Child Support?
While you and your spouse will no longer be married, you both still hold obligations as parents for the care and custody of your children. While some parents may be willing to let go of their parental rights more easily than others, and other parents will fight aggressively for as much custody and/or support as they can possibly obtain. Unfortunately, divorcing parents’ personal issues with one another can sometimes bleed into their child custody negotiations and cause parents to lose sight of what is most important in these determinations.
Your Fair Oaks child support lawyer can provide a measured, objective, professional perspective on your child support case. This can be incredibly helpful for parents involved in emotionally turbulent divorces. An attorney can handle your procedural requirements for your child custody case and identify any special circumstances present in your case that require further consideration.
What Not to Do During a Custody Battle
Child custody battles can encourage divorcing parents to engage in virulent disputes with each other. Unfortunately, the emotional tension between some divorcing parents can encourage them to take negative actions that ultimately wind up being self-destructive. A few things no one should ever do during a custody battle include:
- Making false accusations of domestic violence. Unfortunately, many parents have been placed under restraining orders due to false accusations of domestic violence. Levying any false accusations against your soon-to-be ex-spouse will not have their intended effects and instead serve to potentially alienate you from your children and diminish your bargaining position in your divorce proceedings.
- Falsifying information. A divorcing parent might try and hide assets to reduce their child support liability or obfuscate other facts to “win” their child custody determination. This typically leads to severe penalties, possibly even criminal prosecution.
- Posting about your case on social media. It can be tempting to vent on social media about your frustrations with your divorce proceedings, but ultimately this does not help your case at all. In fact, anything you post to social media becomes public record and very difficult to permanently delete. It’s best to avoid actively using social media at all during any type of legal case.
These are just a few of the ways someone may unintentionally diminish their own standing in a custody battle by trying to unethically obtain an edge over the other.