Child Custody: When a Parent Abuses Drugs

Child Custody in W.Va. When a Parent Abuses Drugs

It has not been long ago that the epidemic of prescription drugs and heroin would have been unthinkable in West Virginia.  Unfortunately, more and more parents and even grandparents are faced with child custody cases that involve a drug abusing parent.  The best interest of the minor child should always be the focus of West Virginia Family Courts.   The Family Court may order random drug screens and appoint a guardian ad litem in cases where a parent is abusing drugs.  The Family Court can take measures such as ordering supervised visitation and drug abuse therapy to assure the safety of the child.