Can I sign custody over to my parents?

Can I sign custody over to my parents?

If neither parent is appropriately equipped to be primary custody of the child, a court will consider a grandparent as primary custodian. If parents wish to sign over custody rights to the child, it can save time and money in a court battle and often is less traumatic to the child.

What would be considered an unfit mother?

What exactly is an unfit parent? The legal definition of an unfit parent is when the parent through their conduct fails to provide proper guidance, care, or support. Also, if there is abuse, neglect, or substance abuse issues, that parent will be deemed unfit.

What happens when a parent gives up their parental rights?

Terminating a parent's rights means that the person's rights as a parent are taken away. The parent no longer gets to raise the child. The parent usually has no right to visit or talk with the child. The parent no longer has to pay child support.