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How To Prove Mother Is Unfit Parent?

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Jack Buckby answered
First you must decide whether the mother is actually 'unfit' as a parent or just bad at it. If she is genuinely unfit, then you have to look for evidence of that.

Unfit or just bad at parenting?
Shouting at a child, not paying him/her enough attention, leaving him/her with others for long periods of time, not providing stimulation at home and failing to help with school work - these are all examples of bad parenting but they don't make the parent legally unfit. Unfit in the legal sense requires the parent to be behaving in a way that causes endangerment to the child. The specific elements of parental fitness are a matter of state law.

What would cause endangerment to the child?
A mother could be said to be unfit if she was violent towards the child. Obviously you don't want to wait for this to happen so a court will usually consider whether a parent is unfit simply on the grounds that they have a history of domestic violence. If the child is disciplined excessively or is emotionally abused by the mother then she is legally unfit. A history of drug use or alcoholism could be used to describe her as unfit too. Any previous convictions for sexual offenses against children would clearly mean she was unfit.

How to prove it
This depends on the grounds which you are basing your case on. It's easy to prove any previous sexual offenses or drug abuse as it should have been recorded in the court system. This could also be done to show a history of domestic violence.
It's more complicated to find evidence of excessive discipline as what it normal to one person may be abhorrent to another. Emotional abuse is also a difficult one as there is a difference between this and simply being unkind.
Physical abuse is the more obvious. If the child has injuries, document them and photograph them each time they happen. Take him/her to the doctor and ask for professional opinions on how they were caused. If they happen regularly and the doctor says they could have been caused by the mother, present your evidence to the authorities.
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Is a mother bringing men into the apt with 3 children to spend nights and selling her foodstamps she gets for the children considered legal, we have reported this and nobody in Shreveport, La Office seems to have a problem with it, am I crazy or right? Also we are forbidden to even know where our grandbabies are staying or who is keeping them .Mama pays babysitting charges with check then stops payment on the checks We have one now for $1000.00 she gave to us, the kids are failing in school and she doesnt care she is paying for her friends cell phones and not providing for the children, her friend doesnt have custody of her kids yet is the mothers advisor, Very Concerned Granny and Papa
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Brenda Harrell answered
I think the best way to prove a Mother is unfit, is to hire a detective or just ask people you both know to testify to the fact that she is unfit. Be careful do not slander a Mother without just cause. Mother’s are hard to come by mostly good ones. A good Mother is a terrible thing to waste. Take care.
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Anonymous answered
What are the specific things the mother has done that would diem her unfit in the courts eyes? Just having friends say she's crazy or does drugs doesn't work in court. Are there health records that she's mentally unstable or police records documenting arrests for drugs or alcohol? Finding mothers unfit is very difficult especially if she has been the primary caregiver.
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John Finler answered

if you are trying to gain custody of your child
and you are the dad, then the odds are already against you. Luckily there is a
branch of lawyers who specialize in letting fathers keep their children. The
lawyers at rosenbergfirm.com are a great group of people that get the job done
with outcomes that favor the people who hired them. You will not find a better
place with better lawyers and prices that match their qualities anywhere else.


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