Can you give scenarios or actual examples of a mothers behavior that has caused her to lose primary custody to the father?

Asked 12 months ago - Birmingham, AL

Realize it takes a great deal to remove a 6 yr old girl from her mother ...clearly the mother has issues that are not in the best interest of my child....have lots of documentation but have seen the courts ignore a lot where a mother is concerned... I know I am the better parent and my daughter needs me on a regular basis to bring peace & stability to her life.

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  1. Gail Lindley Andrews

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    Answered . Addictions, imprisonment, and other significant factors will be considered in Petitions to Modify Custody. However, the burden is on the petitioning parent to prove it will be in the child's best interest to remove her/him from the environment that child has been in. It can be done but it is a very high burden to meet. Any time the child is in danger the court will look at the evidence presented and base the decision on many factors . Just because one parent is having some difficulties doesn't necessarily equate to removing custody from that parent.

  2. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Alcohol, drugs, etc.

  3. Stephen Ross Cohen

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    Answered . drugs, abuse, alcohol, injuries, mothers boyfriend (if serious enough) on and on...

    My name is Stephen R. Cohen and have practiced since 1974. I practice in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA.... more

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