Posts Tagged ‘unfit’

Factors to be Considered in Grandparent Visitation Cases

Sometimes, it is necessary for a grandparent to receive visitation to be a part of a child’s life. However, as you will find in California custody court, not every situation calls for grandparent visitation when considering the best interests of the child. When certain conditions are met, a grandparent may receive visitation or custody of… Continue reading →

Child Custody Issues: What is Abandonment of a Child?

Many parents are unaware of the vast consequences of child abandonment and how it could eventually lead to the permanent loss of parental rights. Child welfare laws dictate just what child abandonment is, many of which refer to it as a type of neglect. In cases of child abandonment, a parent leaves a child for… Continue reading →

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What Do I need to Qualify to Take Care of My Brother’s Six-Year-Old?

There could be any number of reasons why a family member would need to take care of a relative’s child. Biological parents could be deployed in the military, incarcerated, or otherwise not fit to take care of a child. In this case, a relative might need to get guardianship or custody of the children. Even… Continue reading →

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Terminating parental rights

If a court finds one or both parents to be unfit, the judge can permanently terminate his and/or her legal rights as a parent. Examples include chronic abuse or neglect, abandonment, mental illness, alcohol and/or drug abuse, or a felony conviction for a crime of violence.  This is not done as a means of solving… Continue reading →

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