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Reinstating Your Custody and Visitation Rights: Navigating Probate Court After a DCF Case Closure

When the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in Connecticut becomes involved in a family’s life, they may temporarily remove a child from the home and grant temporary custody to another party. Once DCF closes their case, it is possible to reinstate your custody and visitation rights through probate court. Here’s what you need to know:

Understanding the Process
After DCF closes their case and grants temporary custody to another party, you have the right to petition the probate court to reinstate your custody and visitation rights. This process involves filing a motion with the court and attending a hearing where you can present evidence and arguments in support of reinstatement.

Demonstrating Change and Stability
In order to successfully reinstate your custody and visitation rights, you will need to demonstrate to the court that you have made positive changes in your life and that you can provide a stable and safe environment for your child. This may involve completing counseling or parenting classes, maintaining stable housing and employment, and addressing any issues that led to DCF’s involvement.

Working with an Attorney
Navigating probate court can be complex, especially when it comes to reinstating custody and visitation rights. Working with an experienced attorney who specializes in family law and DCF cases can help ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the best chance of success in court.

The Benefits of Reinstatement
Reinstating your custody and visitation rights can have a positive impact on both you and your child. It allows you to rebuild your relationship with your child and play an active role in their life. It also provides your child with a sense of stability and continuity, which is crucial for their emotional well-being.

Contact Us for Help
If you are seeking to reinstate your custody and visitation rights after a DCF case closure, we are here to help. At Darius Law Group, we specialize in family law and DCF cases and can provide you with the guidance and representation you need to navigate probate court successfully. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can assist you.


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