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California mother may lose child custody rights following drug arrest

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Sep 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

A former Alameda County, California, supervisor was recently charged with possession of meth and child abuse after police raided her home. This is another episode in a series of events that have caused the former county supervisor to lose her political power and her marriage, and she will now be facing changes in her child custody arrangement.

The former county supervisor's ex-husband filed for divorce after learning she had been having an affair and had become addicted to drugs. She resigned from her position of county supervisor following a disturbance with her lover that took place in a hotel room in New Jersey. Her recent arrest came after police, acting on a tip, raided the home she shares with her 9-year-old son. She was found to be in possession and under the influence of methamphetamine. In addition to her drug charges, a man involved in the recent dispute has reportedly tried to sell sex tapes he made with the former county supervisor.

Now that she is facing criminal charges, she also risks losing her child custody rights. The courts will decide what is in the best interests of the child in terms of who should be awarded physical custody of her son. In divorce situations where one parent proves to be unfit to properly care for his or her children, the other party involved can ask for a child custody modification. With the help of qualified divorce attorneys, legal custody of the child can be changed to ensure the child is being cared for in a stable environment. The custodial parent will then be able to work with the legal system to arrange for visitation rights and relocation if necessary.

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