Determining child custody is often one of the biggest issues when it comes to divorce if there are minor children involved. There are a number of factors that the court must consider when determining child custody in order to protect the best interests of the child. One of the many determining factors considered is whether a parent has substance abuse problems. Substance abuse involving drugs or alcohol can certainly impact a child custody matter.
If you or your former spouse suffer from a substance abuse issue, it is imperative to speak with an experienced child custody lawyer in Los Angeles as soon as possible to learn more about how child custody can be impacted. At LLM Family Law, our team has extensive experience providing unmatched representation to those facing a child custody matter involving substance abuse issues. We are confident in our ability to protect the best interests of our clients and their children. Contact our team to schedule a consultation with a reputable child custody attorney in Los Angeles.
Substance abuse involves the overuse or misuse of alcohol, pain medication, and illegal drugs. In a case when a parent has substance abuse issues, it can result in harmful effects on a child. In fact, in many cases involving parents who suffer from substance abuse have shown patterns of erratic and harmful behavior, which can put children in extreme risks, including but not limited to, child endangerment, abandonment, and neglect. As a result, the court takes claims of substance abuse seriously when determining child custody.
If you are seeking guidance from a highly experienced Los Angeles child custody lawyer, our team has the skills, knowledge, and resources to protect your child’s best interests. Contact our team to schedule a consultation with our child custody attorney in Los Angeles.
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