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Can a parent lose custody of her children if proven she has asked others to care for the kids while she works or goes out with friends?


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2015-07-14 16:08:32
2015-07-14 16:08:32

The court is concerned with the welfare of the children. Many single parents work, leaving their children in the care of family members, child care facilities, etc. It is also a given that people need time for themselves. Unless the children are neglected and/or endangered it would not be relevant.


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If the reason they took the others are still there or if there are other reasons you are found unfit to be a parent, yes they can.

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The non-custodial parent can go to court and request custody of the children. A judge will decide which parent should be awarded custody of the children. The circumstances under which the children are currently living, combined with the reason(s) they are not living with you will be a big factor in whether or not you get to keep custody of the children.

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Yes, depending on the circumstances. Generally, the parent who has custody must be deemed unfit for the court to remove the children from their custody. You should seek advice from an attorney who specializes in custody issues in the jurisdiction where the children reside.

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There are three types of joint custody.Joint Legal Custody Similar to sole custody, whereby one parent still retains primary residential custody and control of the children.Joint Physical Custody Otherwise referred to as Split Custody, each parent has residential custody and control of the children 50% of the time.Bird Nest Custody The children remain in the family home and each parent resides there for a designated period of time, then switch.

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In order to get interim custody, you will need to petition the court. When children live with one parent, and the other has visitation, but there is no order in place, the parent whom the children live with has what is called defacto custody.

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