Yes, your spouse can certainly introduce that information as a ploy to attack your fitness, but for recovering alcoholics who’ve been sober for extended periods, a good attorney will most likely be able to turn the charge around.
Courts are hesitant to award custody to alcoholics, but much more open to the picture of a person who has taken responsibility for a disease and continues to take steps to protect their sobriety.
Custody matters are extremely difficult for many divorcing couples, and it’s unfortunately common that some spouses will take a “kitchen sink” approach to try to convince a judge that their soon-to-be-ex is unfit.
Work with experienced Brooklyn divorce and child custody attorneys who understand how to turn potential weaknesses into displays of strength.
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