If you have a family law attorney or have consulted with a family law attorney, it’s probably a good idea to listen to your attorney about the rules and laws of your state, about your judge or the other side’s strategy.
The trap I see a lot of people falling into when they are going through a custody case is they start listening to their cousin or their best friend, maybe a co-worker or their new significant other. This causes a lot of confusion in the mind of the client and especially so when the client has hired an attorney to represent them in their case.
I bring this up because I have a client who I love and care about and have been working with her on her case for about a year. In the course of the case my client met somebody. He was someone who had gone through his own divorce and custody battle and has his own opinions about how things should be handled.
And those opinions are not necessarily in line with my opinions. And while I have...