Q: If a parent obtains full custody of a child but spends little to no time with the child, can said custody be revoked?
There are two types of custody, Legal and Physical. Legal custody is the right to know medical care and school decisions. Physical Custody is when the child is in your presence and home.
I assume you are speaking of Physical Custody and they are now sending the child to you or another adult to be cared for. The answer is yes, if you can show what is ACTUALLY happening you can change the custody arrangement. Do this by keeping a diary or calendar for three months then file an Order To Show Cause.
There is more information available in my book, A Man's Guide To Child Custody, available on Amazon and my website as an E-Book at www.MensFamilyLaw.com.
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