Custody battles do not have to be brutal. If you are fighting for custody with your former spouse, it can be extremely emotional. How you handle it, however, can sometimes dictate how the litigation will turn out. 

If you want what is in your child’s best interests, then you need to handle the custody battle with grace. Huffington Post explains what you should do during a custody disagreement. 

Stay honest and obey the judge’s orders

If you embellish your case, it may backfire. Sometimes, you may think that you can increase your odds in a custody battle if you tell a few white lies. If the judge finds out that you lied, then he or she will not trust you. You can lose your credibility and hence lose your chance at fair odds or favorable odds. Everything that you do should be in your child’s best interests. 

If the judge orders you to do something, then you should do it. Do not be the person that violates the orders. If you do this, then you could wind up on bad terms with the judge. As with lying, this is bad for your case. 

Be careful and do not coach your children

It is important that you ask as many questions as possible about the process. What you do not want to do, however, is to coach your children. You need to prepare yourself but you should not prepare your children. Children should not have talking points and should not have to take sides based on how one parent feels. Most judges and court experts can recognize when a parent coaches a child on what to say.