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Child Custody Factor: Parents’ Ability To Provide An Environment Free From Substance Abuse

CHILD CUSTODY SERIES: 20 Factors A Judge Must Consider When Determining Issues of Parental Responsibility and Time-Sharing

The seventeenth factor to consider is:
(q) “The demonstrated capacity and disposition of each parent to maintain an environment for the child which is free from substance abuse.”

This factor takes into consideration the ability of each parent to provide the child with a substance-free environment that is safe for the child.

For example, if there is a documented history of substance abuse on the part of one parent, this parent may be considered less favorably when it comes to parental responsibility and time-sharing, especially if the court believes the substance abuse may continue to be an issue in the future.

Drinking alcohol or illegal drug use by a parent, especially in the presence of the child, is detrimental to the healthy development and well-being of the child, and the court considers this factor very seriously when it comes to parental-responsibility and time-sharing.

Here at The Law Offices of Gary S. Dolgin, we have been helping mothers and fathers with child custody for over 30 years in the Tampa area.

We have also been committed to protecting children’s best interests while helping to advocate for their parent’s rights.

If you are having any child custody issues such as time-sharing problems, parental responsibility or any other custody issue that may be causing an unhealthy situation for your child, or negatively affecting your parental rights, we are here to help you.

To schedule a child custody consultation with Gary Dolgin, give us a call at (813) 999-2772, and it will be our pleasure to help you.

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