Substance abuse is a factor that judges in Queens weigh very heavily in considering which parent is most likely to provide a safe and stable home for children in a divorce.
All else being equal between the two parents, the court will usually find that the spouse who doesn’t drink heavily is the more responsible party in a custody matter.
It is rarely adequate to simply allege alcoholism or substance abuse.
Often, the other spouse will make the same claim about you.
Documenting receipts from liquor stores, bar tabs, and similar activity from financial records, a history of DUI, or time in treatment can all be used to substantiate a claim of alcoholism.
It’s very painful for many people after years of marriage to an alcoholic to draw a line and do what’s best for their children, but divorcing is the first step in getting your life back.
Let the experienced Queens divorce attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino help you put your kids first.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation.