What are the reasons to lose custody of a child? Some of the reasons are ones you can probably guess. Others may surprise you. This article provides insight on what the most common and uncommon reasons are a parent may lose custody of a child. It also explains how particular facts of a case may have an impact on a family court’s decision. We even give you examples!
What will you learn in this article? You will learn that losing custody of a child is often the result of child abuse, neglect, knowingly false allegations of child abuse, or a finding of domestic violence. You will also learn how a failure to co-parent and even parental alienation could be a reason to lose custody of a child. The reasons to lose custody of a child written in this article are not the only ones that exist.
This article is intended for those who have a child custody matter in California or expect to have one. What we write only applies to California. This article is not legal advice. Please don’t use it as a substitute for legal advice.
If you are facing an abusive, neglectful or unreasonable parent in a child custody case, you need help. It takes courage to stand up to a bully. A parent that has been physically abusive or cowardice enough to make knowingly false allegations of abuse should not have the same parenting time as a kind and loving parent. [Read more…]