Can I lose custody of my child for being bipolar?
A diagnosis alone cannot cause you to lose custody of your child. Plenty of adults with mental health issues can be safe and attentive parents. For example, if a parent is managing their bipolar symptoms in therapy and has no history of abusive behavior, then a judge is unlikely to deny them custody.
What are grounds for losing custody?
You will learn that losing custody of a child is often the result of child abuse, neglect, knowingly false allegations of child abuse, or a finding of domestic violence. These are all actual or potential grounds to get full custody of a child.
Why do fathers lose custody battles?
Abusing your child in any way is the number one reason fathers lose custody of their child. Physical abuse could result in scars, wounds, burns, bruises, broken bones, head injuries, and wounds. Sometimes child abuse is disguised as corporal punishment, but there is a distinct line between discipline and abuse.