There are child custody situations where it is preferable that the a child does not remain with either of their natural, biological parents, but instead custody is awarded to a third person. This may occur because the biological parents do not want custody of the child or are incapable of caring for the child. In such cases, the best interests of the child are served by having their custody awarded to a third person.
Another situation that third person custody may be preferable is when close relatives of the child , such as grandparents or adult siblings, believe a child’s parents are incapable of providing care and seek legal methods of gaining custody of the child. Trying to obtain a child custody order in favor of someone other than the parent is a difficult task. Establishing a guardianship on the child’s behalf is another option. Creating legal rights with regards to the care of a child in your family is best handled by a qualified family lawyer, given the various options possible and complexities involved.
The best interests of the child are the standard the court uses when determining the home in which to place the child. In determining “the best interests of the child” consideration is given to the wishes of the child’s parents, the wishes of the child, and the child’s relationship with each of the parents, siblings, other persons who may substantially impact the child’s best interests, the child’s comfort in his home, school, and community, and the mental and physical health of the involved individuals.
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