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Disabled Parent’s Rights

Disabled Parent’s Rights Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children Modern psychology confirms that the core of parenting is not found in the daily routine of carpools and soccer practice. Rather, the heart of being a parent lies in the ethical lessons, intellectual guidance, and emotional input that parents provide their children during the early stages of life. The basis of this input starts with the parent’s own life experiences, which they pass on to their children. Parents with disabilities are more than capable of teaching their children lessons about how to live, how to treat others, how to set high standards for themselves, and what values are most important. When it comes to caring about their children, putting children’s best interests first, and providing a safe and stable home, parents with disabilities are no different from any other parent. As long as the parent is able to provide the necessary parenting for his or her child, a disability is no reason for the court to deny custody or visitation rights. However, despite having the same legal rights as any other parent, parents with disabilities are often discriminated against when it comes to family law issues. Case law has established that you must prove one parent is “unfit’ before terminating custody or visitation rights, but in reality, parents with disabilities are often treated unfairly in family courts. When an ex-spouse, opposing attorney, or judge tries to use a parent’s disability as an automatic reason to deny custody or visitation rights, it is important to have an experienced family law attorney on your side. If you have...