On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in child custody on Monday, June 20, 2016.
If you no longer want to be married or be in a relationship with someone, you can seek a divorce or simply break off the relationship. However, when children are involved, it can be much more complicated because you still have to co-parent with them. This means that you may still have to deal with how the other parent can be petty and vindictive when they don’t get their way.
Dealing with a difficult person is exhausting, but don’t be surprised about this tactic. After all, if you give up and simply walk away, you not only let the other parent win, you are compromising your relationship with your child.
So for fathers who are experiencing these difficulties, it is important to seek advice and guidance from an experienced family law attorney. As we have noted in a few of our posts, some fathers put themselves at a disadvantage because they don’t seek court intervention to have their rights recognized; either because they have preconceived notions about the legal system or believe that if they simply give in that the mother will eventually come around.
Unfortunately, these behaviors and notions of control will not change on their own. Fathers must have their legal rights enforced. Even though it could be a long, arduous process, presenting your situation before a family court judge, and having an order issued to establish (or reinforce) your rights will be worth your while when it comes to your ongoing relationship with your children.
If you have further questions about how to deal with a difficult parent, an experienced family law attorney can help.