Contentious child custody battles can wear you down, but you don’t have to let the stress consume you. It is possible to minimize your stress and keep yourself protected no matter how many battles you have to fight over this matter.

One of the most important things to remember is that you must remain honest throughout the process. Lying is always going to cause problems in these cases. In high-tension custody battles, you have to do what you can to maintain your credibility, and telling the truth is a primary way to do this.

Always ask questions. You can’t make decisions about the direction of your case if you don’t understand what’s going on. Your attorney is your first source for information. Try not to base your decisions on what happened with someone else’s case.

As you go through the court proceedings, remember that the court doesn’t want to know about your ex’s failures as a spouse. Your case must hinge on the children, so always remember that a person who wasn’t the best spouse can be a wonderful parent.

Putting aside your grievances with your ex can reduce your stress, but it doesn’t mean that you have to give up your rights during the process. Decide what matters are important to you and focus on building up your case around those.

High-conflict custody cases require your attorney to stand firm on matters that you find important. They need an intense understanding of the precedents and laws that apply to your case.