Going through the loss of the custody of your child is a heart-breaking process. As a parent, it can be traumatic because it is something that you probably felt powerless to prevent. Whatever the reason for you losing custody of your child, it is important to remember that situations change, and when they do, it is possible and very realistic to gain back custody.
Child custody courts across the United States always seek to make a decision based on what is in the best interests of the child in question. This means that if the situation changes in regard to the competence of a biological parent, it is quite possible that they will be able to reinstate his or her custody rights.
What factors are dependent on a biological parent’s ability to regain custody?
The time in which you have not had custody of your child is a big factor in the court’s decision. This is because the longer that a child is in the custody of another caregiver, the more they will have normalized this. Therefore, after an extended period of time, it is possible that a court will decide that consistency of care givers is in the best interests of the child.
It is also important that you are honest with yourself about the reason why custody was taken away from you. The court will want to see a big change in the way that you are living your life, and they will want you to be able to prove that you are now a competent and loving parent.
If you want to regain custody of your child, it is important to take action in order to begin what can be a lengthy process. If you would like to learn more, contact a family law attorney at the Quinn Law Firm by calling us at 814-833-2222.
Source: Very well family, “How to Win Back Custody of Your Children,” accessed April 20, 2018