March 2012 Archives

March 7, 2012

A Tool to Deal with Divorced Parents Who Abuse Alcohol....

Frequently in our divorce cases, we see allegations that one or the other parent is abusing alcohol or drugs. A suggestion has been made that courts require lockout devices on a parent's car as a condition of exercising visitation, once the parent has been found to abuse alcohol.

Click here for a story about such a device, and how it works to keep drunk drivers from being repeat offenders. Although I haven't seen a judge use such a tool, it certainly limits a dispute over whether a parent picking up a child is under the influence at that time [it may also interfere with the child coming back on time].