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Ways to regain custody of a child

| Jun 15, 2021 | Child Custody And Visitation |

In Tennessee family law cases, children are often caught in the middle. Certain circumstances can be a difficult situation even more complex. One such instance is if the child is taken away from a parent. However, there are ways for a parent to regain custody of a child.

Understanding how to get custody back

When assessing a case and the strategies to regain custody, it is important to note that the court will not take a child away without reason. If the parent was abusive, had drug or alcohol problems, abandoned or failed to contact the child, these can result in the child being removed from the parent’s care. Knowing why the judge decided it was in the child’s best interests to live with someone other than the parent gives that parent an opportunity to address the issues.

The return of the child could hinge on the parent taking certain actions like receiving professional counseling for anger management or going into rehabilitation for drug and alcohol abuse. Once the parent can spend time with the child, the judge might allow an in-home evaluation to see if the parent has improved sufficiently to regain custody. If the parent is agreeable to court orders and follows them, it can influence the court to give the parent another chance with child custody and visitation.

Professional advice is vital with regaining custody

Parents who have lost custody of a child will undoubtedly want to do whatever they can to have an opportunity to regain it. Every case is different and the reasons the child was taken away are undeniably crucial. Still, there are fundamental factors that can contribute to getting the child back and having experienced legal assistance from the start might help with achieving a positive outcome.