Substance Abuse, Mental Illness And Texas Family Law
In all matters involving children, particularly in terms of custody and visitation, the Texas courts will make decisions based on what is in the best interests of the children. Under most circumstances, the best interests of children include as much contact as possible with both parents. Unfortunately, a parent’s substance abuse or mental illness can be harmful to the safety and well-being of a child, resulting in the need to remove him or her from the home. Additionally, drug and alcohol abuse and mental illness may cause a parent to be delinquent on child or spousal support payments, which can cause contempt issues with the Texas courts.
Parents or family members in any situation, and on either side of the issue, can benefit from experienced legal representation. At the Dallas law firm of Lisa E. McKnight, P.C., we have extensive experience with all manner of complex family law concerns, including those involving mental illness, substance abuse or other “black marks.” Understanding that time is of the essence in situations involving children, we will work with you to find the best possible outcome to a difficult situation.
Fighting For Your Family And Children’s Best Interests
Whether you are a parent who feels like the odds are stacked against you or a family member concerned about the welfare of a child, Texas family law attorney Lisa McKnight can help. She has been an attorney for more than two decades, and has extensive experience with difficult cases such as these. She will help to build a strong case on your behalf, and advocate for your interests, while also acting in the children’s best interests.