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Child custody battle ensues for abused child

Arkansas readers understand that when it comes to custody issues, each case is different. There is no "set" answer that fits every case. Judges have guidelines they follow when trying to determine what is in the best interests of a child, but they also must take into consideration the individual circumstances in each case. Custody laws also vary from state to state. When you enter into a custody battle, you need to be sure you know the laws for your state. Your attorney will be knowledgeable in this area and will use the laws to your advantage.

In the neighboring state of Tennessee, a custody battle is taking place that is probably one of those unusual cases.

When a parent loses their children, and they are put up for adoption, the biological parent usually has little chance of ever getting their children back. But what happens when those who have adopted the child appear to be unfit? Does that give the parent an edge when it comes to getting back their children?

A couple who adopted two children that were put up for adoption - after being removed from their biological mother - are now in court for allegedly abusing one of the children. They adopted the woman's 8-year-old and 14-year-old children. The 8-year-old boy was recently discovered chained to a wall inside the couple's home. He admitted to officials that not only had he been chained to a wall, but had also been starved and made to wear clothes that were soaked with urine.

The biological mother is now fighting to regain custody of her children. She claims she is broken-hearted. The children were apparently removed from her custody in 2007. She was -- by her own admission -- on drugs at the time, but now has gotten her life straightened out. Neither set of parents have any access to the children while this child custody battle is proceeding. The couple accused of child abuse are still in jail.

Source: Source: The Reporter, "Biological mother fighting for custody of child chained inside home," Elise Preston, July 11, 2014

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