In South Dakota, facing a potential child custody dispute is one of the most emotionally and financially draining events in anyone's life. Here are five common mistakes parents make in South Dakota child custody cases:
Mistake # 1 - Going into the process with unreasonable expectations and demands. Having everything go exactly your way is unlikely, so be willing to negotiate where necessary and accept that you may not get everything you want.
Mistake # 2 - Letting your emotions impact your decisions.
Mistake # 3 - Losing sight of what's in your child's best interests.
Mistake # 4 - Not establishing a game plan and being unprepared.
Mistake # 5 - Painting a picture that isn't true about yourself (or your spouse).