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Got Kids? How to Avoid Problems During the Divorce

Getting a divorce is very seldom pleasant, but things can become even more difficult if there are children involved. If you follow a few tips and hire a good divorce lawyer, however, you can help things go more smoothly as you work to put an end to your marriage.

Watch Your Tongue

It can be easy to bad-mouth your spouse while you are going through the stress of a divorce. However, make sure that you don't let your kids hear you, or even worse, participate in these conversations. It can make things very confusing for your children if they hear you saying bad things about the other parent.

Don't Use Your Child as a Pawn

Be careful not to use your child as a pawn in your divorce. For example, avoid threatening your spouse with taking your child away or keeping your little one from the other parent. Although you will obviously want to protect your child from abusive or dangerous situations, you shouldn't just keep your child away from the other parent just for the sake of causing problems because of the divorce.

Be the Best Parent You Can Be

It's important to be the best parent that you can be. If you put your child in a bad situation, abuse alcohol or drugs or otherwise come across as someone who isn't a good parent to your child, it could affect your child custody case.

Hire a Lawyer

You should never try to handle a divorce on your own, especially if there are children -- and therefore things like child custody and child support -- involved. Instead, contact us at Kovacs Law Firm to find out more about how we can help you through your divorce.