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Any parent who does not provide for the safety and physical and emotional well being of their child.

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Q: What is considered an unfit parent?
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What determines unfit parents?

Many things are taken into consideration when determining an unfit parent. If a parent neglects their child, they are unfit.


How do you take custody from an unfit mother?

You do not take custody of a child from a mother who you think is an unfit parent. You petition a court to make a determination that the parent is unfit and grant custody or a guardianship to you. See related link regarding the factors a court considers in determining a parent to be unfit.


Is a parent considered unfit if he stays in a relationship with someone who has physically hurt their child?

If it was intentional, and not an accident, that parent should be in jail. This question is left up to the interpretation of the circumstances.


When the parent have joint custody and the child gets taken by social services who gets the child if one parent is found unfit?

Generally, if one parent is found to be unfit the other parent will have sole legal and physical custody. Courts favor the biological parent in regards to custody.Generally, if one parent is found to be unfit the other parent will have sole legal and physical custody. Courts favor the biological parent in regards to custody.Generally, if one parent is found to be unfit the other parent will have sole legal and physical custody. Courts favor the biological parent in regards to custody.Generally, if one parent is found to be unfit the other parent will have sole legal and physical custody. Courts favor the biological parent in regards to custody.


How does Child Protective Services decide if a parent is unfit?

Child protective services does no decide if a parent is unfit. A judge will decide that. Child protective services can and will however, help the judge to decide by presenting any evidence they have found that may prove the parent unfit.


Can your step sons mother be unfit because she has no stable home?

That is one reason a court may find a parent unfit. See related question link.That is one reason a court may find a parent unfit. See related question link.That is one reason a court may find a parent unfit. See related question link.That is one reason a court may find a parent unfit. See related question link.


How can a mother lose custody of a minor in Texas?

If she has been found to be an unfit parent. See the related question for factors a court uses to judge a parent to be unfit.


Can a parent that was given full custody due to the other parent being deemed unfit by the courts legally allow the child to stay with the unfit parent for days or weeks at a time?

Allowing your child to stay with someone you know is unfit is endangering the child which can lead to losing custody.


Can you take my child without custody?

Not unless you are a unfit parent.


Can a mother be considered unfit if she and her kids move in with her boyfriend?

This is not considered an unfit mother. Where a mother lives is not anything that makes a mother fit or unfit. A mother who is a drug addict or an alcoholic that is drunk all the time is an unfit mother.


Can you be sued for child support if your an unfit parent?

Being a unfit parent and/or give up your parental rights or have them taken away, is usually not something that means you get out of paying child support.


Is it illegal to leave children alone if father has full custody?

Yes. Leaving children unsupervised is considered child endangerment regardless of who has "full custody". That could lead to the parent being deemed unfit and they could lose custody. See related question.Yes. Leaving children unsupervised is considered child endangerment regardless of who has "full custody". That could lead to the parent being deemed unfit and they could lose custody. See related question.Yes. Leaving children unsupervised is considered child endangerment regardless of who has "full custody". That could lead to the parent being deemed unfit and they could lose custody. See related question.Yes. Leaving children unsupervised is considered child endangerment regardless of who has "full custody". That could lead to the parent being deemed unfit and they could lose custody. See related question.

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