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Custody disputes and unfit parents

On Behalf of | Jan 4, 2020 | Child Custody & Visitation

When it comes to child custody disputes, a host of issues require careful consideration. In some instances, these disagreements are resolved with relatively little friction, and Attorney Lisa L. Johnson understands how critical it is for parents to attempt to work together during these cases. However, many parents in Kentucky are unable to find common ground or even communicate with their ex at all. Many other challenges arise with respect to custody disputes, such as a parent worrying about their former partner’s ability to raise a child.

There are many different reasons why some parents are unfit to have custody of their children. For example, some struggle with a drug or alcohol addiction that completely interferes with their ability to provide a child with a safe, secure environment. Others have a mental disorder that interferes with their ability to raise a child. Moreover, some parents neglect or even abuse their children, in which case protecting the child from further harm is paramount.

In other instances, parents are targeted by a former partner who is making claims that they are not fit to raise the child, even though such claims are completely unwarranted. These are just some of the legal topics to consider regarding custody disputes and it is vital for parents to place their child’s well-being above other divorce-related issues and different hardships in life when a custody dispute comes up. We cover some more issues related to disputes over custody on our website, please take a look at our other pages and make sure you have a solid understanding of your legal options.