You take being a parent seriously. Indeed, it is a matter of personal pride. However, because of past mistakes, you have lost your child custody rights. If you would like to regain them, please read on, then contact an experienced Bergen County, New Jersey child custody lawyer to learn how you can regain child custody rights in New Jersey.
How can you regain child custody rights in New Jersey?
You must demonstrate to the family court that you are, in fact, a fit parent. You must prove you are a parent or caretaker who is fully capable of providing a safe, secure and nurturing home for your child. The family court must be convinced that your child will not come to physical, emotional or psychological harm as a result of being in your presence.
What must you prove to regain child custody rights in New Jersey?
To regain your child custody rights, you must prove that you have not done, or will not do the following:
- Abandon, desert or neglect your child
- Fail to maintain a reasonable degree of interest, concern or responsibility for your child’s welfare
- Commit extreme or repeated cruelty to your child or commit child abuse
- You are not depraved, i.e. you do not have a lengthy criminal history
- Allow mental illness to impair your parenting abilities
- Use and abuse illegal substances or alcohol, especially in your child’s presence
- Miss child custody visits
- Hoard or permit other environmental hazards
These are just a few of the actions that could bar you from your child’s life. But many other actions will get you deemed an unfit parent. You should reach out to our skilled Bergen County, New Jersey family law attorney to discuss other possible violations and potential strategies for fighting them.
How can a New Jersey family law lawyer help you?
A qualified legal professional will guide you through the process of regaining your child custody rights. This process includes evaluations assessing your fitness, navigating the Child Protective Services system and negotiating the terms and conditions by which you can recover your parental rights. Once you complete these terms and conditions, you, along with your attorney, can go back to court and ask for a modification of the child custody order. In court, your attorney will present evidence that supports your request for a new custody arrangement or visitation rights. Many cases languish in the family court system; do not allow yours to be one of them.
Contact Our Experienced Bergen County Firm
Whether you are getting divorced or are facing any other family law matter, you need competent legal assistance on your side. Our legal team is dedicated to fighting for individuals, their families, and their future. Contact HD Family Law today to schedule your initial consultation with our compassionate and experienced firm.