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Is it Possible to Win Child Custody Back?

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A parent will likely lose custody of their child if the court deems them to be unfit to parent. If you have lost custody of your child you may be wondering: is it possible to win back child custody? Continue reading to learn more about how we can attempt to help you regain custody of your child. If you have any further questions regarding this topic, reach out to the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner.

How is child custody determined in New Jersey?

Many factors will be considered by New Jersey courts when making decisions regarding child custody. First and foremost, the main concern the courts will consider is the best interest of the child. The courts will also consider the following factors:

  • Whether the parent will act in the child’s best interests
  • The needs of the child
  • Each party’s ability to provide stability
  • The physical health and safety of the child
  • The relationship between the child and the parents
  • The location and proximity of each parent’s home
  • The preference of the child if they are of the sufficient age

What are the reasons a parent would lose custody of their child?

There are numerous reasons for the court to decide against giving a parent custody. The following are some of the most common reasons for a parent to lose custody:

  • Substance abuse
  • Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Refusal to co-parent

Can I win child custody back?

If you have been deemed unfit to parent by the court which has resulted in your loss of custody, it is important to understand that there is a reason behind this decision. In many cases, these reasons might be something that you can address.

For example, if an individual has lost custody due to a substance abuse problem, they may partake in a substance abuse course, among other commitments, to prove to the court that they are working on resolving the issue at hand.

Losing custody does not have to be a permanent decision. To begin your fight to win child custody back, you should first reach out to the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner who will assist you in targeting the issue that has caused you to lose custody. With Ms. Wagner’s assistance, you may file an appeal or request evaluation that can help you to get closer to winning custody back.

Contact the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner

Do not face complex divorce and family law matters alone. With over 25 years of experience, the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and skill your case deserves. We will fight to protect your rights, your financial security, and your children. Contact the Law Offices of Katherine K. Wagner today for a consultation.

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