Losing child custody is one of the most devasting moments a parent can face. However, if this has happened to you, it is important to understand that this decision does not have to be permanent. If you have lost custody of your child after being deemed unfit to parent, read on to learn the steps you can take to work towards regaining custody in New Jersey. For assistance with this process, do not hesitate to contact our Union County child custody attorneys. Here are some questions you may have:
How is child custody determined in New Jersey?
First and foremost, New Jersey courts will always consider the best interest of the child when determining custody. The following factors will also be considered by the courts when making a decision:
- The needs of the child
- The physical health and safety of the child
- Whether the parent will act in the child’s best interests
- The preference of the child if they are of the sufficient age
- The relationship between the child and the parents
- Each party’s ability to provide stability
- The location and proximity of each parent’s home
What are the reasons a parent would lose child custody in New Jersey?
A parent will lose child custody in New Jersey for the following reasons:
- Refusal to co-parent
- Substance abuse
Can I win child custody back?
Losing custody can be a devastating moment for a parent. However, it is key to keep in mind that this decision does not have to be permanent.
To begin the process of regaining custody, you will first need to be aware of the reason behind the court’s decision to take away custody. This reason is possibly something that you can address in an effort to regain your custody.
For example, you may have lost custody due to a substance abuse issue. In this case, you may take substance abuse courses among other work to prove that you are acknowledging and resolving the issue at hand.
With the assistance of our experienced Mountainside family law attorneys, you can work towards regaining custody. Our attorneys will assist you in targeting the issue that led to your custody being revoked. We will then help you to file an appeal or request an evaluation of your custody arrangement.
To learn more about our team and how we can assist you with this process, give our firm a call today. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
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