Friday, August 16, 2013

Have a heavily contested chid custody action?

You've separated from your child's other parent. Life is tough and litigation is messy. You are looking for good resources any where you can find it. 

Do try a support group.
Do consult an attorney or a court facilitator.
Do try mediation if your ex is a good candidate for it. 
Do think about co-parenting counseling.
Do ask counsel about the possibility of a child custody evaluation.
Do determine if minor's counsel may be appropriate in your case.
Do focus on the needs of your child instead of revenge on your ex.

Do read books that help you focus on your child's needs during this seriously conflicted, scary and frustrating time. 

Don't turn to books like "Hit Him Where it Hurts" or "How to Outsmart Your Husband." Judges can see through that behavior and family law is all about good faith. 

What are some alternative reads?
Try Janet Johnston's "Through the Eyes of Children" or "A Safe Place to Grow" for helping your child cope with a multitude of trauma, including violence, abuse and insecurity.

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