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Ask a Lawyer on Single Dad: Drug Addict Mom, Child Endangerment

Get Expert Family Law Article Advice from our Ask a Lawyer
Topic Section on SingleDad. Jeffrey Leving is the nation’s leading Fathers
Rights Attorney and offers Family Law advice for Men on SingleDad. Learn about
a Fathers right to protect his children from a Mother suffering from Drug
abuse. Read more.

Ask a Lawyer Question/ Comment:

I need your help because I refuse to be paralyzed by the
horrible and dangerous situation my boys are in due to their unfit mother and
still my wife. I have been living separately from my wife for about a year. She
has been battling addiction for quite some time and is now has a pending
criminal investigation of fraud due to the fact she is using all means
necessary to continue her drug use. My two sons and wife have been living with
my mother in law for the past year and my mother in law can no longer pick up
the slack in helping me with my two sons,(Ages 2,and 4).

I am involved with the care of my sons on a daily basis. I
bring my oldest son to school everyday and they sleep over a couple times a
week. The money I pay in child support does not go to my children. Rather, it
has been is going to further my ex’s addiction. There are many signs of
neglect. I have been compiling evidence the past few week’s in the form of
voice recordings and physical evidence. There has also been a few domestic
incident reports due to her drug induced mood disorder and arguments my in-laws
had with my wife.

She has ongoing relationships with multiple men and comes
and goes all hours of the day. My kids bare witness to all of this and all I
want to provide is stability and love for my sons. I pray for a miracle
everyday, but I am running out of hope. I don’t have the means to obtain a
lawyer because she has stolen all of my savings credit cards and jewelry. My sons deserve better because they are
brilliant, good little boys with a capable father. What should I do?

Sincerely,Hopeful father (fighting for his son’s future)

drug addict

Answer from Jeffrey
Leving:

Dear hopeful father,

You are in a tough situation, but there is hope! I
applaud your efforts to do the right thing and protect your children. You
are obviously a great dad who is giving your two little boys the love and
stability they desperately need and deserve. However, I cannot stress
enough how important it is for you to consult with an experienced child custody
attorney right away. If you don’t already have a court ordered custody
agreement, or if you want to make changes to the existing arrangement based on
your wife’s behavior, it is in your and your children’s best interest to seek
the aid of a skilled child custody lawyer
right away.

A knowledgeable family law attorney can help you get into
court very quickly and explain to the judge that your little boys are exposed
to great risk every single day at the hands of their drug addicted mother and,
perhaps even worse, at the hands of the multiple men she is sleeping
with. While I do not know all of your individual circumstances, in most
states and in most situations, the law considers the best interests of the
children. You will want to make sure the judge understands that you
are the parent who can provide your little boys with the nurturing, love, and
stability they must have in order to grow up to be the good and wonderful young
men you know they can be. Even though you may have limited resources, an
aggressive family law attorney can likely help protect the money you do have
and make sure that it goes to your kids rather than your wife’s drug
habit. I wish you the best and do not ever give up
hope! For more information on child support and custody, please
visit me at www.dadsrights.com.

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