Child Custody – Is One’s Mental / Emotional Stability a Factor?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Below is a question that we recently received from a client and Attorney MacLeod’s response: (The Client’s question is in italics)

What evidence will be best to hold up in court to get full custody? My boyfriend and I have a 10 month old son. We don’t live together anymore. We have filed papers for custody but have not been to court yet. I feel he is not stable to raise our son. His emotional stability has been on both ends of the scale from…

Thanks. Really appreciate your question. Not easy to ask during the holiday season but if you could help us out a bit; what do you mean “We have filed papers for custody…?” Specifically, what papers did you file? Did you file a petition for parenting time, legal decision making and / or child support?

You probably want to file for ALL of these, given what you noted above. Drug use is a big no-no in the court’s eyes, and your partner’s psychological / emotional issues could also be a concern.

MacLeod Peterson is an experienced team of attorneys wherein we could assist you in identifying if emotional and mental stability are factors in your case and would affect your child custody case. If you find yourself in a similar situation, then please contact MacLeod Peterson for a free initial consultation

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