What constitutes an unfit parent?

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An unfit parent is one who does the following; ignores or completely neglects the welfare of the child, endangers the child, fails to care for the child, failing of the child’s grades due to neglect, the child acts up or out of control due to neglect, the home environment is in shambles and where there is evidence of child abuse or exposing the child to abuse.
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Any parent who does not provide for the safety and physical and emotional well being of their child.
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Neglect usually constitutes unfit. The fact that she left them with their dad is not grounds for unfit. For the sake of the kids dad should not make things any harder for his ex.
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Level of wealth cannot be used as a factor in deciding fitness of parents. The only thing you mentioned that may be a concern for the mediator and then the judge is that you "
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An unfit father is someone who puts his own needs and wants before his child's.
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One is considered an unfit parent under the law if they endanger the life of a child or if one completely neglects the welfare of that child. One may also be considered unfit as a parent if they abuse the child or expose the child to abuse. In addition to that, if a child lives in a home which is in shambles, the parents may be considered unfit as parents.
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