You and your spouse have decided to go your separate ways. This means that there are several issues to sort out during the divorce procedure. The top priority is reaching an agreement on child custody. If you and your spouse cannot do this between you, then the court will intervene and come up with a plan based on the best interests of the child.
One thing you are going to want to consider carefully is the sort of image you are presenting to the court. Throughout the legal process, they will be examining the type of parents you and your spouse are. Outlined below are a few things to consider.
You want to remain calm
In an ideal world, the court likes to see both parents cooperating and putting the needs of the child first. They also typically prefer both parents to be heavily involved in the upbringing of the child. If you or your spouse loses your temper or disregards court orders, this will not go down well.
Even if your spouse is going out of their way to make your life difficult, it’s important that you try to remain calm and put the needs of your child first. In the long run, this will probably help you to reach a more favorable outcome in your case.
Your online image
Nowadays, the online and offline realms of a person’s life are closely attached. Typically, anything you post online can be presented to the court as evidence. If there is nothing to share then you have nothing to worry about. However, if the court catches wind of you bad-mouthing your ex, this is not going to reflect well on you. The same can be said if you’re constantly posting pictures of allegedly booze-filled nights out with your friends (you might not even have been drinking). The court may still question whether or not you are going to be responsible as a parent with custody of the child.
Having legal guidance behind you can help you to conduct the appropriate image as a parent during the divorce. Divorce can also be seen as a new beginning and it’s perfectly feasible for you and your spouse to function well as co-parents.