The court may find a parent unfit for different reasons; awarding legal custody to the other parent. Regardless of the reason you lost your children in a custody battle, if you are ready to get back your children, Platinum Lawyers offers this help. It will be your responsibility with your lawyer to convince the judge that the children’s best interests are now with you and in your home. Before we start, understand that it is in your best interest to obtain the services of a Family Lawyers Sydney attorney as courts are strict on modification of a custody order.
Get a Lawyer
If you truly serious about regaining the custody of your child/ren, and sure that you are ready, then it is time to get a lawyer who specialises in child custody. The child custody lawyer will be able to help you to understand the reasons why you lost custody of your children and what you must do to show the courts that your situation has turned around before they return custodial rights. Your lawyers Sydney will assess your situation and be able to offer advise on the matters. If obtaining a lawyer is out of your budget, then request that the court appoints a lawyer.
A child custody evaluator will be responsible for examining your case. The evaluator will examine you and your child, including in the environment of your home. The same will be done for your ex- the child’s custodial parent. The court will take into consideration the evaluator’s report to help make the best decision based on the child’s best interests.
Address the Issues
If you want to regain custody of your children back, you must show that any problems that resulted in the loss of custody have been corrected, such as:
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Neglect or physical abuse
- Any issues in your home that influence its safety
Your child custody lawyer Sydney can help you with solutions to any problems, such as:
- Entering a drug addiction program
- Enroll in parenting classes
- Seek counseling
- Make any necessary repairs to your home
Once the issues are addressed, you can have a reevaluation performed.
Follow the Law
The court must see that you are a responsible, and loving parent and all issues have been turned around. You will need to be responsible in:
Attending case hearings
Abide by the current child custody arrangement, no matter what the arrangement
If the current arrangement allows you visitation rights, return your child at the specified time. Never allow the courts or your ex, any reason to feel you are irresponsible or unsuited as a parent. For more details about Platinum Lawyers visit www.platinumlawyers.com.au
Sharing Legal Custody and Visitation Rights
If you currently do not have shared legal custody and visitation, getting custody and visitation is your goal; and, once you achieve your goal, you have shown that you are now responsible and competent parent. Do not miss scheduled visitations, this will help to show that you are responsible and that you care and love your children. The courts decision is based on what is best for the children and everything that you do; you want to support your claim that it is your loving home that is the best for your children.
For more information on child custody or to speak with a child custody lawyers Sydney, contact Platinum Lawyers. We are experienced and knowledgeable in the law and work on the behalf of our clients.
Call us at (02) 8084 2764.