It is common knowledge that the courts will always favor the interests of children in custody battles, or in situations where the courts deem the children’s home to be unsafe or in an unacceptable condition. The courts will examine the custody options to ensure that parents, or those with custody of the child, can provide a safe and healthy upbringing.
It is a sad reality, though, that some parents or guardians act negligently and lose their custodial rights, or cause harm to their children. This article will discuss two such cases.
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Child Drowns on Mother’s Watch
In a particularly upsetting case, a young child drowned in a children’s swimming pool while his mother slept inside, as reported by NWF Daily News. According to the article, hospital staff noted strong odors of alcohol on the mother’s breath after the incident.
She was also found to have opiates in her bloodstream. As a result of the suspicion of her being drunk at the time of the toddler’s death, as well as the mother’s personal history, she has been charged with child neglect. The official report also indicates that this is not the mother’s first time facing accusations of child neglect.
Before the incident, the woman’s children had been placed in the temporary custody of their paternal grandmother. However, it is unknown who had legal custody of the children at the time of the incident. The accident did, however, take place at the residence of the grandmother, and investigations are still ongoing.
Mother Hides Baby in Trunk to Avoid Ticket
The Inquisitr reports that a mother has lost custody of her child after she hid her 5-month-old baby in the trunk of her car, in order to avoid receiving a ticket for not having a child seat. The child had been riding on the lap of a passenger in the early hours of the morning when she was pulled over, and officials say she likely hid the child in the trunk in order to hide the fact that she had failed to adequately secure the child in a seat as prescribed by law. The mother has since lost custody of the child, and the court case is ongoing.
If you reside in the Fort Myers region and are in need of expert child custody advice, or would like to consult with a custody lawyer, call the Law Offices of Michael M. Raheb, P.A. at 866-949-0888. We will use our extensive family law expertise to assist you through this complex process.