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As a parent, the most important thing to you is your child. This is why when you are undergoing your child custody settlement agreement, you should do everything in your power to ensure that you will be granted custody. Follow along to learn the common mistakes to avoid and how an experienced Morristown child custody lawyer at Graves Andrews, LLC can advise you.

How can posting on social media be a mistake during my child custody case?

In general, you should avoid posting on social media altogether during your child custody proceedings. This applies even if your accounts are private because your co-parent and their attorney may still be able to obtain this information, even your private messages and deleted posts.

You do not want to give your co-parent any way to use your online presence to question your character in front of the New Jersey court. So, below are some social media mistakes that you should avoid doing:

  • Do not post any details regarding your ongoing child custody case.
  • Do not post any type of threat, regardless of who/what it is directed toward.
  • Do not post anything disparaging about your co-parent.
  • Do not post anything that would make your character questionable.

Whether or not it is on your social media accounts, you should not badmouth your co-parent in any way. For one, if you do so in front of your child, they will experience confusion about their feelings toward their parent. And ultimately, your co-parent can use such actions against you in your ongoing case.

What other mistakes should I avoid during my child custody case?

You must understand that you cannot ignore the New Jersey standing order placed against you. Doing so would not only negatively impact your child custody case, but it is illegal and punishable by law. If you believe that the standing order does not properly account for your child’s best interest, the proper way to fight this is to contact the court and officially file a post-judgment modification request.

And lastly, you must not proceed any further without hiring an attorney who will be dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for you and your child, and who will prevent you from making any mistakes during the proceedings. Lucky for you, you are in safe hands when employing the services of a skilled Morristown family law attorney. Our team will help you become properly equipped for your child custody case. Schedule your free initial consultation as soon as you can.

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