IF one who has illegally beaten up their own child,
Anyone who understands legal custody at all, must know what it means.
And even if one knew what it actually meant, it surely does not mean --- that one who knowingly and willingly beats up a special needs child, --- where that child has a special needs education program, and who regularly is in counseling under either an IEP program or similar-- is somehow --- "entitled" to have legal or even joint legal custody of the child that she or he beat or beats up?
Why is this even a question?
This shows sheer stupidity insofar as common sense is concerned.
In fact, IF it is shown that the child was beaten by one parent, and especially if that one parent is criminally charged with a crime or crimes, that parent is not entitled to legal custody or shared legal custody at all.
One cannot even imagine such an insane belief, especially as to how such nonsense would somehow benefit a child under the circumstances? If such a parent provided financial provisions for the same, could we use THAT as a reason to allow more harm? Hardly. so WHY would fact that one parent who beats up his or her own child, be allowed to make decisions for that child's health or welfare or even education after he or she has beaten up the kid???? Absurd!!!
IF a criminal protective order is in place (there may or may not be one)--- this is indicative that NO legal custody should be granted. One doesn't need to be a brain surgeon to understand this.
One may argue being a devil's advocate--- and claim that the parent who beats up a special needs child is entitled to participate in education choices? OMG?? NO, NO, NO !!!
But in reality, if that was the case, then people who rape or attempt bodily injury to minor children, incapacitated children, even children without special needs, is somehow entitled to still participate in that child's education??
Only an idiot would advance that insane theory!! One must be so seriously off base to even begin to believe that anyone with such an opinion is all there.
--by beating them up in the first place?!
It may be a hard pill to swallow, to own the fact that one is a child beater or a child molester--but there are many of them, and unfortunately, many of such people are so far off base, they actually believe they are doing no harm to kids?
The harm alone already done is certainly wrong, and it would be a travesty of justice to allow an offending parent, especially where charged with more than several crimes against the child, to be given either access or the right to determine what is in the child's best interests--- because obviously, one does not get charged with criminal actions in most cases, if there is not evidence to support such criminal actions in first place?!!