Question by  neo46 (22)

What should I know about getting custody while one parent is in rehab?


Answer by  patti (29325)

If one parent is in rehab, there is no question of who will get custody. When the other parent finishes rehab and maintains for awhile, s/he can petition for visitation or shared custody. A child has a right to both parents.


Answer by  Brittney (1095)

You will need to file an emergency custody order. Since the other parent is in rehab they can't provide care for your child. This will get you temporary custody.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You probably have a fairly good chance of getting custody since your child's other parent is in rehab. Usually when one of the parents does something that makes them unfit it's easier for the other parent to gain custody, unless they find that you're doing something that is dangerous to your child.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

The other parent may be able to regain partial or full custody after getting out of rehab and proving sobriety or being drug-free. They may be able to demand visitation while in rehab.


Answer by  henners (568)

You should know that a large number of people suffering from emotional disorders as adults suffer from a sense of abandonment be it real or perceived and as such when going for custody keep in mind that although the parent may be unfit he/she is still the parent and care must be taken when removing a child from a parent.


Answer by  krishna54 (212)

it is a time when the one parent is wholly responsible for the custody and the well bringing up with both mental and economic security.

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