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How Can a Parent Regain Custody of a Child in New Jersey?

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Losing custody of your child can be detrimental. To learn more about your options if you are encountering this unfortunate situation, reach out to a skilled Somerset County child custody attorney today. Our legal team is on your side.

How can a parent lose custody of a child?

A parent can lose custody of a child for a number of reasons. Some of the most typical ways include the following:

  • A History of Drug and/or Alcohol Use: Family law courts will view any regular or continued illegal use of controlled substances, alcohol, or even the standard or habitual abuse of prescribed controlled substances negatively and will likely change custody arrangements as a result.
  • Child Abuse: When making a child custody determination, the court must view any history of abuse by the parent against any children the parent is related to. Child abuse is often evident through signs such as bruises, cuts, scars, and other visible marks. Child abuse can be caused by the parent’s anger issues or it can be the result of inappropriate sexual contact made by the parent.
  • Domestic Violence or Spousal Abuse: Child custody orders must also take into account any history of abuse against the other parent. If you have ever experienced domestic violence against the parent within the previous five years, a “rebuttable presumption” will take effect that means that joint or sole custody of the children will be detrimental to the children’s best interests.

You will need to retain the services of a competent family law attorney right away if you lost custody of your child because of any of the above situations. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to learn more about your legal options.

How can I regain custody of my child?

If you lost sole custody of your child, there are several steps you should take to possibly get them reinstated by a California family court judge. If you are able, be sure to do the following:

  • Look into the details of where it all went wrong
  • Contact a skilled family attorney
  • Take any contingency actions
  • Request a child custody re-evaluation
  • Take note of the court’s requests
  • Be patient
  • Consider other options to sole custody
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment for your children
  • Drive safely
  • Examine your contact list

To learn more, reach out to our firm today to obtain a dedicated Somerset County family law attorney on your side.

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