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Poughkeepsie child custody disputes can get complicated

Divorce can often seem like a rollercoaster when child custody matters are being handled. When two soon-to-be ex-spouses are trying to handle Poughkeepsie child custody issues, many words can be exchanged by both parties. Sometimes these words can harm one parent's case.

It is important to remember that many times judges that are deciding child custody cases take into account parents' behavior. Although emotions might be strong on both sides, it is important to show restraint.

Some way people can help their Poughkeepsie child custody case include:

•· Make sure the other parent is aware of a vacation where you take the children out of the area. Always tell them where you are going and when you will be back.

•· Don't prevent your child from talking on the phone with their other parent while they are with you.

•· Talking badly about your former spouse in front of anyone is sure to get back to them. Even worse, it could get back to your children.

•· If you are dating another person before child custody issues are handled, don't move in with them. Moving in with someone before your children have accepted the situation in the family may make them not want to live with you.

•· Don't argue with your ex in front of people, and try to avoid giving them something to bring to court.

These are just a few ways people can try to help their child custody situation. Each family is different so it might be important to seek the help of an experienced family law attorney.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Ways To Sabotage Child Custody," April 2, 2012 Joseph E. Cordell