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When your child’s other parent is an addict

If you fathered a child with someone in Texas you suspect is abusing drugs or alcohol and you no longer live with that person, you may have justifiable concerns about whether that person uses in your son or daughter’s presence. At the Law Office of Brian Turner, we understand your desire to protect your child by any means necessary, and we have helped many clients who had concerns about how the other parent’s substance abuse would impact their children.

Per The Spruce, allegations of substance abuse often come to the forefront either during child custody hearings, or because the court received notification (by a parent, or someone else entirely) that the child in question may be subject to abuse. If the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services receives a report about abuse or neglect due to substance abuse, this, too, may lead the court system to step in.

Whether the court will ultimately take action against your substance-abusing co-parent depends on several factors. In most cases, a court will become involved if there is a belief that the parent’s substance abuse hinders his or her ability to parent appropriately, or if the court believes the parent is a danger to the child because of his or her addiction. In other words, you can expect that the court will make a decision regarding custody, visitation or what have you based on what is in the best interests of your child.

If you suspect your son or daughter is in danger or receiving inadequate care because the other parent is abusing drugs or alcohol, it is important that you begin documenting any incidents that back up your assertion. This might include photos of alleged abuse, proof of driving under the influence charges and related sources of evidence. If you believe your child is in immediate danger, consider seeking a restraining order against your child’s other parent. More about child custody and related considerations is available on our web page.

 

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