Tips for Working Through a Custody Battle

Getting a divorce is a difficult time for everyone involved but your emotions may be heightened even more if you have children involved in the divorce. Child custody is its own category in the family law realm and our attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you work through your divorce, child custody, and child support case as you start this new phase of your life. A custody battle can bring out the worst in people as fighting for time with your children is a sensitive subject. O’Donnell Law Center has provided some helpful tips as you work through the struggles that may be involved in a custody battle.


Consult an Expert

An experienced divorce attorney can help offer guidance through this difficult time. It can be hard to navigate the legal system alone and it’s best to know about all the potential consequences that may be caused by a decision you’re making out of emotion.

Think About Your Child’s Best Interest

Your child should be your top priority through the entire custody battle. Ensure their best interests are held above all else.  Try to keep this in mind when working through your case.


Practice Self Control

It can be easy to fall into a trap of knee-jerk reactions when emotions are high. Try to avoid saying or doing something you may regret in the future. Take a deep breath and practice self-control when you face a challenge or hear shocking news, especially in front of your children.

Be Supportive of Your Children

While your world may be flipped upside down, your child’s is too. Be there for your kids as you work through this situation together.

Keep Your Personal Feelings Aside

When speaking about your child’s other parent, keep your personal feelings out of the conversation. Your child may be excited to tell you something that happened when they were with their parent and it’s not fair for their excitement to be shut down. Try to keep your personal opinion out of the conversation.


Now that you know some helpful tips on how to better handle the challenges a custody battle may throw your way; you can feel more confident and better prepared as you enter into this tough season of your life. Our divorce attorney in Camden County, Missouri is here to help guide you through the entire process, right by your side.




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