Re: A court ruling was delivered
If you're doing a news article, keep boiling down and boiling down until you're left with only the essential concepts:
lost custody and parental rights
Lose the words that don't help: delivered a decision, etc.
Pick the shortest, punchiest words you can: Denied, lost, revoked not "refused to acknowledge." Mother, not maternal.
Then string them grammatically.
A recent court decision revoked a father's custody and parental rights for interfering with the mother's court-ordered visitation.
Make it a game to remove as many words as you can and still not lose any essential information.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.