Child custody is something that many parents hold near and dear to their hearts. The thought of losing the right to see their children and build a relationship with them is disheartening. For this reason, anyone who has a child custody order should understand some of the things that might happen that could make them lose custody of their children.
When parents divorce, the children who still live at home are thrown into a new way of life. This can be difficult on the children. It is imperative that you try to get things settled for the child as quickly as possible so that the child can have some sense of stability. As we discussed last week, one option for doing this is by working with your ex to get the issues resolved.
Working with your ex to determine what is going to be included in the child custody agreement isn't something that is going to be easy; however, it is sometimes the best option since both of you know your child. Using alternative dispute resolution methods might help you and your ex to determine these points.
When it comes to matters of child custody, the court will always do what's in the best interest of the child. For this reason, it's only natural to believe that the court will look into any drug or alcohol abuse by the parents.