Having a family court judge restrict or prohibit parenting time with children in a divorce is undoubtedly an upsetting and stressful experience. It can be embarrassing and distressing to hear a judge say that the court has determined that one’s children are better off in someone else’s care. A parent facing such issues need not lose hope, however, as there are often ways of restoring child custody by filing a petition in court.
It is important for a parent who has lost custody of his or her children to understand why the court made its decision. The parent may have been held in contempt for violating a court order or accused of child neglect. If a parent believes that he or she has been wrongly accused or did not disregard a court order, the matter can be addressed in court.
Filing a motion to request restoration of child custody
There is a lot of paperwork involved when filing a child custody petition in court. A parent who is trying to win back custody will want to make sure that all necessary documents are in order. Additional issues, such as taking parenting classes or entering a rehabilitation program for substance abuse, may be relevant in a particular case.
A Mississippi attorney with experience in complex child custody issues can provide much-needed guidance and legal support to any parent wanting to request restoration of custody privileges. The attorney can carefully review the details of a particular case and make recommendations, accordingly. It is also much less stressful to have an attorney speak and act on one’s behalf in court, rather than trying to handle a case alone.