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

March 7, 2012

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].