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The former gang member was convicted of possessing a semi-automatic pistol and was jailed for two years.
Again, depending on the nature of the felony, visitation might approach 50 percent contact or might be severely curtailed, requiring the presence of a court approved supervisor.
No matter what happens with their custody and visitation rights, parents with felonies still have legal responsibilities.
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Still, if the parent is divorced or unwed and the other parent petitions the court to abridge the felonious parent’s rights, the parent with a felony is at a distinct disadvantage in court.
When parents with felonies are denied custody, they still can retain rights to visit with their child.
Custody is the right of a parent to participate in important child-rearing decisions such as residence, health care, education and religious training.
In the case of unwed or divorced parents, the likelihood of obtaining physical custody depends on assorted factors.
As is the case with custody, the court exercises discretion and considers factors such as the quality and availability of an alternative custodial parent, the nature of the felony, and recommendations of the court-appointed guardian.
Statutes and jurisprudence practices vary from state to state, but depending on the state and the nature of the felony, many parents who are convicted of felonies retain their child custody rights.
Convictions of certain crimes cause courts to curtail or terminate parental custody rights.