What is a high-conflict custody dispute?
High-conflict custody disputes are those whose issues cannot be resolved through mediation or a stipulated agreement between the parties. These cases may also involve contention between the parties that prevent them from being able to set aside their differences to negotiate in good faith of their minor child(ren). These cases often require litigation, leaving it up to a judge to order custody based on their finding of what is in the children’s best interests.
Who is impacted by high-conflict disputes?
Cases like these can be difficult on the minor child(ren) emotionally, academically, and socially. In some cases, parties alienate the minor child from one parent, make disparaging accusations about the other parent in the presence of the minor child, some may even withdraw the minor child from school, or at worse a parent may report false allegations of abuse to leverage the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
What to do if you have a high-conflict dispute?
Families whose cases are considered to be high-conflict are encouraged to hire a family law attorney to help them to navigate court proceedings and minimize conflicts that may derail parties from quickly reaching a custody order.
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