Quality time with your child is likely the most valuable thing for you. So it can be devastating when you lose your custody rights. However, it is possible to regain your rights, so long as you make a conscious effort to. Continue reading to learn how to regain your child custody rights and how an experienced Morristown child support lawyer of Graves Andrews, LLC can work with you to achieve this.
What do the New Jersey courts consider when deciding on child custody rights?
Put simply, the New Jersey courts prioritize the best interest of the child when deciding on child custody rights. The best interest of the child can be determined using varying factors, including the following:
- The standard of living your child has grown accustomed to.
- The needs of your child.
- The age and health of your child.
- Whether your child has special needs.
- Whether your child’s medical and educational needs will be impacted.
- The salary and earning capacities of you and your spouse.
- The assets and liabilities of you and your spouse.
What would cause me to lose my child custody rights?
Ultimately, if the New Jersey courts later find that you are parentally unfit, you may lose your child custody rights. Ways in which you can display being parentally unfit include the following:
- Developing inadequate physical or mental health.
- Being incapable of offering your child a stable home environment.
- Being incapable of supporting your child financially and/or emotionally.
- Being incapable of abiding by the terms of the already-established custody agreement.
- Being incapable of abiding by the visitation rights in place.
- Any signs of neglect and/or abandonment.
- Any history of domestic violence.
- Any history of drug and/or alcohol abuse.
Can I regain my child custody rights?
First, you can put in the work yourself to regain your child custody rights. Basically, you can correct the issues that made you lose your rights in the first place. For example, if the New Jersey courts determined that you have a history of drug and/or alcohol abuse, you can attend substance abuse meetings to prove that you are actively working to resolve your issue and make yourself parentally fit again.
Second, you can turn to a skilled Morristown family law attorney. We will assist you in addressing the issue that made you lose your rights and overall do everything in our power to assist you in regaining your rights. We will even go as far as filing an appeal or requesting an evaluation of your custody agreement. That said, you should not hesitate in giving our firm a call.
Contact Our Experienced New Jersey Firm
Contact Graves Andrews, LLC to schedule an initial consultation with our experienced Morris County family law attorneys to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.