Losing custody of your child can be one of the most devastating moments in a parent’s life. You may be wondering if you can win child custody back in New Jersey. Continue reading to learn the plan of action you can take to attempt to regain custody and how our experienced family law attorney can assist you.
If you have any further questions regarding child custody in New Jersey and the decisions make by the court, give our firm a call. We would be happy to wall you through the process ahead.
How is child custody determined in New Jersey?
New Jersey courts will make child custody decisions based on the best interest of the child and the following factors:
- The needs of the child
- The relationship between the child and the parents
- Each party’s ability to provide stability
- The location and proximity of each parent’s home
- The physical health and safety of the child
- Whether the parent will act in the child’s best interests
- The preference of the child if they are of the sufficient age
What are the reasons a parent would lose child custody for?
The following are the most common reasons for a parent to lose child custody when the court deemed them unfit to complete their parental duties:
- Substance abuse
- Refusal to co-parent
Can I win child custody back?
There is always a reason behind the decision for the court to not award a parent with custody. When a court makes this decision, they are looking at many factors. However, there is typically one reason behind their final decision.
Losing custody can be devasting, but it does not mean that this decision has to be permanent. In many cases, the reason behind this decision can be something you can address.
For example, if you have lost custody due to a substance abuse issue, you may want to take action to partake in substance abuse courses among other work to prove that you are working on fixing the issue.
To get started with this journey, reach out to our experienced family law attorney. We will assist you in your battle to regain custody of your child. We will be able to help you to target the issue that caused your custody to be taken away. We can also walk you through the process of opening an appeal or requesting an evaluation.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you require strong legal representation for matters related to divorce or family law, Haber Silver Russoniello & Dunn is here to help. We proudly represent clients in Morris County and throughout the state of New Jersey. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.