Tips for dealing with a liar during a child custody dispute

On Behalf of | Nov 4, 2022 | Family Law |

Are you in the middle of a highly contentious custody dispute? If so, then you’re probably worried about what the outcome of the dispute is going to mean for your time and your relationship with your child.

Of course, the court should make a determination that is in the child’s best interests, but that decision can be clouded by mischaracterizations and outright lies.

So, if you’re worried about dealing with your child’s other parent’s lies, then you might want to be proactive in preparing to counter them.

How to counter lies in a child custody case

The good news is that there are a lot of ways to tackle lies in a custody case. Here are some things that you can do to address them:

  • Use your saved communications, whether text messages, emails, or voicemails, to contradict what your child’s other parent is saying.
  • Have your child make a statement of the facts, which may very clearly differ from how the other spouse is portraying the situation.
  • Keep a journal so that you can keep track of all interactions with the other parent, which will allow you to clearly recall them if the other parent’s account of an encounter differs from your own.
  • Minimize the amount of contact that you have with the other parent.
  • Consult with an expert who may be able to help clarify the other spouse’s lying behavior or the child’s statements and behaviors, if those are in question.

Crafting the legal arguments that you need

As stressful as your situation may seem, there are legal strategies that you can use to protect your position and your child’s best interests. If you’d like to learn more about what you can do to build your child custody argument, then now may be the best time to reach out for legal assistance.