The mother of my 20 month of daughter left the county with her. I obtained temp custody through court due to her loosing custody of two other children based on neglect. She also moved out of the county where my daughter and I reside and this is the only county my daughter knows. Her family is in the town where I live along with her doctors. The judge also granted temp custody to me due to different occisains where my daughter was injured while in her care. The mother is legally blind and I am just wondering if I have a good chance of winning permanent custody or residential. I don't trust the mother and this is one of the reasons my daughter is with her God parents a lot of the time because I work
From the facts as you've presented them, and that you have temporary custody and there elements of neglect and abandonment on the mother's part, you have a good chance of getting primary physical custody. Of course, there would be a lot of variables, such as what the mother's position is and whether she consents or fights hour custody, your relationship with the child and parenting abilities, and the perceptions of the Attorney for the Child, the Court and Child Protective Services if they are involved. When it comes to a Vourt battle, no one can really predict withconfidencr exactly what will happen and if this matter is going to be contested, having an attorney represent you is key. Online guessing by attorneys on this forum should not give you confidence, but is merely a starting point.
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There is no such thing as permanent custody because custody is always subject to possible modification. But, it sounds like you may have a good chance of being awarded primary phyiscal custody or even possibly sole custody. Your lawyer would be in the best position to advise you of your chances. Good luck.
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I agree with my most learned colleague - custody is transient in nature and is rarely permanent. You do have a good chance of getting full custody though. There are clear elements of neglect.
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You absolutely have a good chance. You are part way there already with temporary custody. It is important that you follow through for your daughter's health and safety. You should absolutely hire an attorney and fight for your little girl!
Agree with all here except, as lawyers all know, there is always two sides to a story. Certainly sounds like you have a good chance and certainly you are on the right track so far.
Of course, the temporary rulings of the Court do not guarantee that your case will be resolved on similar terms. However, it does appear that you may have a high chance of being awarded primary residential custody of your daughter. That does not mean that the Mother will not be permitted to visit with your daughter. It sounds as if supervised visitation may be a viable option, given the factors that you referenced.
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