Yes, Alcohol and Substance Abuse can Impact Your Custody Case

Facing a divorce is never easy, but when there are minor children involved, it becomes a very emotional process. No matter how you feel about your spouse, you love your children deeply. You likely want to have a close relationship with them as they continue to grow.

If you and your ex can’t agree on how to split custody, you may feel like you need to ask the courts to set up a parenting plan that will work for you. It’s important to realize that every case is unique.
You should not base your actions or plans on stories you’ve heard from other people who have divorced in Pennsylvania. One common factor that can complicate child custody proceedings is a dependence on alcohol or other drugs. You need to familiarize yourself with how the courts generally handle child custody.
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