In some situations, children will not remain with either of their parents but will instead live with a third person, such as a grandparent, aunt, or cousin. A court typically awards third-party custody when:
- The parents do not want custody (considered deliberate desertion/abandonment)
- Child abuse/neglect is suspected or proven
- Substance abuse is suspected or proven
- Parents are unable to provide basic necessities such as food, shelter, and clothing
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