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Jolanta A. Zinevich, L.L.C.
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DOS REGARDING CUSTODY
DON’TS REGARDING CUSTODY
Don’t move more often than is necessary.
Don’t allow children to foster feelings of guilt over the divorce process.
When in front of the children, don’t take sides or take issue with decisions or actions made by the other parent.
Don’t allow the children to be in the middle of arranging or canceling visitation.
Don’t communicate with the other parent through the children.
Don’t send the check with the children (even in a sealed envelope), and don’t hand the check to the other parent in front of the children.
Don’t degrade, or argue with, the other parent in the presence of the children.
If you are the non-primary residential parent, don’t arrive late or not at all for visitation.
Don’t discuss any of the financial aspects of the divorce process (i.e., support, maintenance, arrearages) with the children or in the presence of the children.
Don’t believe everything the children say about the other parent.
Before the divorce, don’t introduce the children to a person whom you are dating, and after the divorce, do so only with great discretion.
Don’t ever allow children of any age to observe sexually intimate behavior.
Except in very unusual circumstances, don’t allow the children to sleep in the same bed with you.
Don’t ask the children to keep secrets from the ex-spouse.
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