For parents, it can be very difficult to remain positive in the wake of an unfavorable custody ruling. Some parents are not able to spend as much time with their kids as they would have liked, while others are not even able to have any time with their children. As if the divorce process does not introduce enough emotional turmoil and uncertainty into many parents’ lives, custody decisions can make the emotional toll of a divorce even more intense. Regrettably, this can cause some people to develop unhealthy habits, from excessive gambling to overeating, shopping addictions and drug or alcohol abuse.
If you are facing these problems after a custody case, it is essential to do your best to avoid unhealthy habits and behaviors, especially since they could lead to additional challenges involving your children and custody. On the other hand, if you observe that your child’s other parent is displaying concerning behavior, you may need to bring this up in court to do what is necessary to protect your child. These unhealthy habits can be very problematic for parents and children alike, and far too many kids have been exposed to concerning behavior following a difficult custody dispute.
Our law office realizes how disruptive custody cases can be and we know that many parents have a hard time coming to terms with their circumstances. You may be able to channel some of your negative emotions into a healthy and productive activity. Whether you pick up a new hobby or devote more of your time and energy into your career, it is imperative to focus on moving forward.