One of the most devastating moments a parent can go through is losing child custody. However, this decision does not have to be permanent. If you have recently lost custody of your child after being deemed unfit to complete your parental duties, continue reading to learn the next steps to take.
Discover how child custody is determined in New Jersey and the reasons the court will not give a parent custody of their child. If you have any further questions, give our experienced family law attorney a call.
How is child custody determined in New Jersey?
New Jersey courts will always first consider the best interest of the child when determining custody. The courts will also consider the following factors when making a decision regarding child custody:
- Each party’s ability to provide stability
- Whether the parent will act in the child’s best interests
- The needs of the child
- The preference of the child if they are of the sufficient age
- The location and proximity of each parent’s home
- The physical health and safety of the child
- The relationship between the child and the parents
What are the reasons a parent would lose child custody for?
The most common reasons for a parent to lose custody in New Jersey include the following:
- Substance abuse
- Refusal to co-parent
Can I win child custody back?
In order to win child custody back, you need to be aware of the reason behind the court’s decision to take away your custody. This reason may be something that you can address in an effort to regain your custody. Losing custody is one of the most devastating moments for a parent. However, this decision does not have to be permanent.
For example, some individuals may have lost their custody due to a substance abuse issue. These individuals may take substance abuse courses among other work to prove that you are working on fixing the issue that led to the loss of your custody.
With the assistance of an experienced family law attorney, you can work toward regaining your custody. Our skilled attorney will be able to assist you in targeting the issue that led to your custody being removed. We will also help you to file an appeal or request an evaluation.
Give our firm a call today to learn more about this process. If you have any further questions or concerns about custody in New Jersey, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm.
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