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Taking Care of Yourself During a Custody Dispute

Child CustodyNo one plans to turn to divorce when a marriage first starts but when the decision has been made the fallout that comes with it is very trying for the whole family, especially when children are involved. This is unfortunate, but when parents are unable to agree where their children should live or the parenting plan that should be their are things that can be done to help parents and families get through the litigation process. The legal proceedings can be very complicated, stressful and emotional. It is important to know when you are in this situation that you are not alone and that you can ask for help. Here are some ways to make this difficult process easier:

Seek Help - Some people think they can represent themselves in the divorce process, but what most people don't know is how complex custody litigation can be. There are many legal nuances and issues involved which makes it important to have a divorce attorney that can help you navigate the complexity of your custody dispute and represent your best interest.

Self Care - Divorce and custody disagreements take a toll on you physically, emotionally and socially.  You might find yourself very tired and drained from the process. It is important to make sure that you are eating and sleeping properly so that you are able to care of your children and present your best self in court. With so much stress and a lot to do it might be difficult to find time for yourself. Don't be afraid to ask family and friends for help you during this time.

Stay Calm - During this time it is important to get rid of any unnecessary stress. Divorce involving children can often end up where the children become bargaining chips. It is best to try and avoid this and stay focused on the welfare of all involved by figuring out where the children will live, how visitation will be arranged and how their transportation will be established by working together. Also, knowing what to expect and asking questions ahead of time will help you feel more prepared and less stressed.

Custody disputes are not easy for anyone involved but can be easier to go through if you seek help from a legal professional, do what you can to take care of yourself and find ways to stay calm by eliminating extra stress in your life and working to focus on staying calm. Having a divorce attorney Tacoma firm can be vital to making sure your case is under the best legal care. Contact Andrews & Arbenz to learn how we can be the firm to represent you and your custody case and provide the help that you need to get through this custody case with grace and dignity.