Substance Abuse and Child Custody

In a child custody case, any substance abuse problems for either parent will be a major deciding factor in the proceedings. The excessive use of drugs and alcohol can result in erratic behavior and may create a dangerous environment for the child or children in question. The family law attorneys of Arenson Law Group, PC are knowledgeable about the laws surrounding child custody and are dedicated to protecting the rights and livelihoods of our clients. If you are facing a child custody dispute related to possible substance abuse issues, please feel free to get in touch with a member of our legal team.

The Dangers of Substance Abuse Problems and Children

A parent with substance abuse problems may not be fit to care for a child for a number of reasons, including the following:

  • The possibility for a child to be exposed to illegal substances
  • Possible neglect or abuse due to erratic behavior
  • Increased potential for the presence of criminals in the household
  • Increased probability of driving with the child while under the influence

All of these possible consequences can dramatically affect the health and well-being of a child. As such, the court system allows worried parents to voice their concerns.

Contact a Family Law Attorney

At Arenson Law Group, PC, we understand that child custody cases are often arduous and emotionally charged. Our talented attorneys are here to ensure that any disputes are resolved quickly and fairly. Please call us at (319) 363-8199 to discuss your legal options with a Cedar Rapids attorney today.

Written by James H. Arenson

Last Updated : November 23, 2021