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Dealing with child custody safety concerns

As a parent, you will do everything in your power to keep your children safe. This means that you would never want to put them in a position where their safety is compromised, especially when you are not there to protect them.

Even if the other parent of your child has visitation rights, you may worry that they are not responsible enough to adequately care for your child. Any concerns that you have about your child’s safety should be addressed to child custody courts. They will conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that your child is not at risk. The following are the things that you will need to do if you want to prevent the other parent from having visitation or custody.

Express your concerns to the judge

You may have reason to believe that you ex consumes alcohol in the presence of your children or that they get angered easily. You should explain the nature of your concerns to the judge to show that you are primarily concerned with your child’s well-being.

Provide evidence

You should always be able to provide evidence to back up your claims. Statements that your children have made, images of bruising, or evidence to show that the other parent was intoxicated would count as legitimate evidence to support your accusations.

File for a protective order

If you believe that your ex is a threat to your safety or the safety of your children, you should file for a protective order.

If you are worried about the safety of your children when they’re in the custody of their other parent, take immediate action to ensure that the situation is investigated.

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