Issues such as anger management, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and mental health issues are often the root causes of marital discord which result in separation and/or divorce. In most, if not all, cases involving minor children, it is imperative to immediately seek evaluation and necessary treatment for all such challenges.
These afflictions may dramatically damage a parent’s custody/visitation case. Especially if no attempt is made to confront them in an effort to bring them under control. Trial courts, attorneys for children, custody evaluators, potential witnesses and others involved in a contested custody case, will look favorably on a parent who initiates the evaluation and treatment process and works toward improving themselves. A parent who refuses to address these types of personal challenges can suffer devastating consequences in their case as a result.