Everyday there are people battling for their children to the point where they have them in their homes more so than the other spouse. If you are sent to jail for something you have done, it takes a longer time to receive trust in getting your child/children back. You must follow through with a plan that the judge, and your attorney choose in order to receive part or full custody of your children. In some cases, all you receive is supervision while you are visiting with your children, and it can be hard to deal with the pain this causes.
Custody battles can be with non relatives as well. They could be in a program like foster care or adoption and you are trying to get your family back together, but you don’t have anything. The courts look at everything you have done from the time you got out of jail, to where you are at present and decide whether or not you are capable of handling the responsibility of raising your child. Other times it is just too late to even try or waste money on an attorney to fight, when you have nothing together at all. It is also important that the people raising your child are willing to help you if and when you get custody of your kids.
In reality, you need to think of your children they should come before anything, no matter how bad off you are or what life throws your way. When it comes down to you having to be in a custody battle, always think of what your children are going to go through. The best thing to do is keep away from doing things that would cause a custody battle to begin with, but if it is unavoidable, you must always think of the welfare of the child. Their needs and mental health should come before your wants and desires. If the child is better off with the other person, leave them there. Avoid the battle if the other party is better suited to take care of the child than you.