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Can a mother lose custody of child if she is currently residing in a shelter?

Q: I have two children and we have been residing in a shelter for about 3 months, but in a position of getting a place of my own. And soon be working soon as well once my children returns back to school.

A: Suitable housing is a factor the court can consider in a child custody case. That said, it’s only 1 factor amongst many – the more important being who’s been the “primary psychological parent.” Schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Custody attorney for a full assessment.

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