Proving sobriety can help you gain back custody

Losing custody of your biological children can be one of the most heartbreaking situations that a parent will have to go through. In the vast majority of cases, a parent will lose custody of their child when it is determined that they cannot adequately care for them. This often occurs in a situation where the parent is abusing alcohol or drugs.

Although this scenario is heartbreaking, times can change. If you have dedicated yourself to gaining sobriety in the hope that it will mean you can win back custody of your children, you may be successful if you can give compelling proof that you have changed.

How do I prove my sobriety?

Accusations can be dangerous; unfortunately, sometimes parents accuse each other of abusing alcohol without having proof, and this can lead to unfair child custody rulings. However, the child custody courts do what they can to investigate all family situations fully.

There are many programs that help parents to prove their sobriety if they have been accused of abusing drugs or alcohol. This can be done through testing, or simply by showing up to scheduled parenting times and showing that they are, in fact, sober. These monitoring programs help parents to be able to prove themselves, without having to go to countless court hearings.

How can I gain back custody of my child?

In the state of Florida, child custody courts want to make decisions that are in the best interests of the child. It is important to remember this, as well as the fact that it's usually in the child's best interests to have contact with both parents. If you can convince the courts of your sobriety and of your commitment to your child, it is possible that you will be successful in modifying the child custody agreement. It may take some time to win the trust of the custody courts, but if you are dedicated and consistent, you are bound to be successful.

If you want to prove your sobriety and gain back custody of your children, it is important that you understand how the law works in Florida in regard to your situation.

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