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Common Mistakes a Stay-At-Home Parent Makes When Seeking Custody

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Trying to obtain custody of your child as a stay-at-home parent can be overwhelming. However, keep reading to learn about some tips to keep in mind and reach out to our firm today and speak with a skilled Somerset County child custody attorney today.

Staying Unemployed

If you gain employment outside of your home, it can be a first step in the right direction during a custody battle. By remaining unemployed, the court may view this as you are reluctant to take on the financial responsibilities that are required to deliver the right care for your child.  Furthermore, by staying jobless, you may be helping your former spouses’ case by demonstrating that you will be relying only on support for you and your child to live. If you are able to obtain income, you will be revealing to the court that you are financially responsible and have serious desires about having custody of your child.

Refusing Visitation

By withholding visitation, you can severely impact your capability of retaining custody. It is best to consult with a family law attorney if you fear that your child will not be returned to you. You may also want to file an action for custody and child support. Reach out to our firm today to learn more about how you can acquire custody of your child.

Introducing a New Partner Into the Family Home

It is important that you understand the importance of keeping a new partner away from your home during your divorce and custody battle. Furthermore, you will want to make certain that you are not bringing your new partner into your child’s life during this time, because the court and child may feel that you are trying to substitute your former spouse. If you have entered a new relationship since you and your partner have separated, by having them in your home, the court may interpret it as harming your child’s best interests. Contact our New Jersey family law firm to learn more.

Neglecting to Hire an Attorney

You do not have to through your custody battle alone. No matter what family law issues you are facing, you will benefit from having a skilled and dedicated family law attorney on your side. Our legal team is equipped with the knowledge and experience required to fight for you and your child’s best interests. Contact our Somerset County child custody attorney today.

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