Substance Abuse and Child Custody
When a couple with children gets a divorce, it is clear that any substance abuse issues will greatly affect the outcome of the child custody agreement. A parent who abuses illegal substances can be a danger to a child, and it is important for the other parent to make sure the issue is made known to the court in order to protect their children. In some cases, this may mean the administering of a drug test to one or both parents. In any case, if you are fighting for child custody and you know or suspect your spouse has a substance abuse problem, it is important to have sound legal representation to fight for a custody arrangement that is best for your children.
At Alexander & Associates, our experienced and professional Colleyville child custody attorneys know how important it is to protect the interests of you and your children during a child custody case. To speak with one of our attorneys today about how we may be able to help, contact us at 817-756-4040.
The Dangers of Substance Abuse around Children
There are many dangers that a child could face when under the care of someone who actively abuses illegal substances. These include:
- Exposure to illegal substances
- Potential for neglect or abuse
- Erratic or irresponsible behavior on the part of the parent while intoxicated
- Potential for other illegal activity or criminal persons to be present
- Potential for poor decision making, such as driving under the influence with the child
These effects can dramatically affect a child’s quality of life and well-being. Fortunately, the court provides avenues for parents to voice their concerns and provide sufficient evidence that can affect the outcome of child custody proceedings.
If you are dealing with a child custody case and your spouse abuses illegal substances, you need an attorney who will fight to get you the custody agreement you believe is best for your family. To speak with an experienced Colleyville custody lawyer of Alexander & Associates today, contact us at 817-756-4040.