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How to Overturn a Child Custody Case

If you've lost custody, this guide will allow you to fight to get a second chance.


  • TIP: Don't rush back into court too soon -- be sure you build a solid case with the help of your lawyer.
  • Step 1: Play to your strengths such as proximity to school, financial support, support of other family members nearby, and anything else you think is relevant. Good luck.
  • FACT: The U.S. adopts more children from China than any other country, with 91 percent of the adoptees being female.
  • Step 2: Appeal as soon as you have made all the necessary changes and collected enough evidence to convince the court to reverse the initial decision.
  • Step 3: Keep up with any duties or responsibilities the court has ordered you to follow and continue to be cordial and responsive to your spouse and child.
  • Step 4: Make the appropriate lifestyle changes to make yourself as appealing to the court and your child as possible.
  • TIP: Keep careful records of any changes in your living standards so you can prove it in a court of law.
  • Step 5: Learn from the first decision and request a copy of the court records to get an idea of your weak points.

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