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Alcohol abuse and custody disputes

On Behalf of | Sep 12, 2019 | Child Custody |

For those in the middle of a custody dispute, there are countless factors to consider. First of all, the well-being of children should remain every parent’s top priority throughout the process. One issue that some parents struggle with is alcohol abuse, whether they have an alcohol problem or they are concerned about the amount that their child’s other parent drinks. In this post, we will briefly cover various issues related to excessive alcohol use and child custody.

Sometimes, alcohol abuse gets in the way of a parent’s ability to raise their child. If you notice that your former partner is drinking heavily, it is important to bring this to the court’s attention during a custody battle if you are worried about their ability to take care of your child. On the other hand, if you are struggling with drinking (a problem that many people experience following the breakdown of their marriage), it is imperative to get this under control since your alcohol use could affect your ability to secure custody rights. Moreover, even rare occasions of heavy drinking impact the ability of some parents to win a custody dispute, especially if this behavior is posted online.

Some people are falsely accused of having an alcohol problem by their ex in an attempt to gain an upper hand during a custody dispute. If you are facing this problem, make sure you defend yourself and prove that you are fully capable of raising your child. We cover a lot of other topics related to child custody battles on our site, please spend some more time reviewing these issues.