Trying to Get Custody? Be Careful About Who You Let Around Your Children
If your spouse is fighting you for custody of your children, he or she may try to prove that you can’t provide a safe environment for your children. One common tactic spouses (and their lawyers) use is to show that you have let your children spend time with “dangerous” people. These accusations are often blown out of proportion, but they can be highly damaging to your case, so be aware of who you allow around your children.
For example, let’s say that you have a brother who went to jail for selling drugs ten years ago. He has turned his life around, gotten a job, and is an overall great guy. It doesn’t matter. Your spouse could argue that you allow a convicted drug dealer into your home. If you have friends or family members who have a criminal background, or if they have a known drug habit, we strongly encourage you to keep them away from your children no matter the circumstances, at least until after your custody battle is over.
This might mean asking your brother to stay away for a while. This isn’t ideal, but losing custody of your children is a far worse outcome then missing poker night with your brother for a while.
Need help fighting for custody of your children? If you live in Temecula, contact the attorneys at Albrecht & Albrecht.