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PTSD and preparing for a custody dispute

Custody disputes can be challenging for anyone, but some parents have an especially difficult time when it comes to preparing for this crucial family law issue. The outcome of a custody dispute can be one of the most significant aspects of a divorce, and the court's decision could have a major impact on the future of a child and both of his or her parents. If you are struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder due to military conflict or any other factor (such as a traumatic car accident), it is crucial to be especially careful when approaching your divorce and a dispute over how the custody of your child will be determined.

For some people with PTSD, daily life can be challenging. Depression, stress and other negative emotions can get in the way of work and make it harder for someone to focus on family law matters. You may have to set aside additional time to review your options and some of the ins and outs of your case, as well as the different factors that the court will take into review when they are determining how to award custody.

You may be very stressed out about what will happen to your child and your ability to maintain a healthy relationship with them, and you could worry that your ex will try to use your PTSD against you in court. These are just some of the concerns associated with custody disputes for those who are also struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, and preparation is essential.

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