Custody battles typically begin once a parent notifies the court system of an issue involving the other parent and the child. The parent who is making the allegation will need to provide a declaration to the court, as well as proof of the claim. If the judge believes an imminent threat is at hand, a ruling may be made immediately. Otherwise, an investigation will be performed. This involves a court-appointed investigator to look into the allegations.
When a parent loses custody of a child, it typically involves the loss of legal and physical custody. Here are five common reasons as to why/how a parent loses custody of their child(ren).