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Los Angeles Substance Abuse & Custody Attorneys

Advocating for Your Best Interests

Issues of abuse, addiction, and mental health can have severe implications for child custody and parenting time. Sometimes parents have legitimate concerns about the welfare of a child. Sometimes one parent will shamelessly paint the other as unfit to gain an advantage in divorce and custody proceedings. At TRABOLSI | LEVY | GABBARD LLP, our attorneys aim to de-escalate these tense situations and focus on realistic solutions rather than drastic actions and bitter custody battles.

For more information about your legal rights and options in a substance abuse & custody case, call us at (310) 455-8364 today.

How Substance Abuse Impacts Custody Cases

Sole physical custody and sole legal custody are rarely granted in California. The California family courts adhere to the philosophy that children are best served when both parents are actively involved in their children's lives.

The exception is when a parent or the home environment is detrimental or imminently dangerous to the child's well-being as a result of:

  • Alcohol abuse or drug addiction
  • Physical or psychological abuse of a child
  • Sexual molestation by the father, mother, stepparent or parent's boyfriend/girlfriend
  • Domestic violence in the home
  • Mental health issues
  • Child neglect

These allegations are usually accompanied by a petition for sole custody or a reversal of primary custody from an experienced custody lawyer. The accused parent may be subjected to restraining orders and allowed only supervised visitation—if any contact. Children are pulled into the middle, subjected to psychological evaluations, and perhaps compelled to testify about a parent's drinking, drug use, psychotic episodes, or abusive conduct.

If a settlement is not possible, you will need skilled and aggressive advocacy in court from an attorney, whether the safety of your child is at risk or joint custody of your child is at stake. If a child's welfare is genuinely at risk, we will take action to shield him or her from further abuse or trauma, and help our client document the adverse behavior. If the allegations are trumped up in an obvious ploy for custody, we will work to show that there is no history of abuse or credible evidence that the child is in harm's way.

Call TRABOLSI | LEVY | GABBARD LLP to Consult an Experienced Substance & Custody Attorney in Los Angeles

We have represented mothers and fathers on both sides of contested custody proceedings involving allegations of abuse, addiction, mental illness, or violence. Our lawyers are committed first and foremost to protecting children, but we will not let a client be unfairly deprived of custody rights. We make sure the court hears both sides of the story and not merely one parent's self-serving version of the truth.

To schedule your consultation, please call our office at (310) 455-8364 or complete our online contact form.

What It Means to Work with Our Firm

  • Three Board Certified Family Law Attorneys

    Our attorneys strive to meet the highest standard in Family Law. Our attorneys went through rigorous, voluntary examinations in order to attain this certification.

  • Over a Century of Collective Experience

    Our team is comprised of dedicated and experienced attorneys. When you work with us, you will have an entire team with over 100 years of combined experience advocating for you.

  • Our Clients Always Come First

    We take the time to get to know our clients. We listen to your concerns, educate you on the process, and come up with a resolution that will set you up for success.

Testimonials

Former Clients Share Their Stories
    You are the Ninja of interstate custody cases or the interstate jurisdiction whisperer.

    “You are the Ninja of interstate custody cases or the interstate jurisdiction whisperer.”

    - Batia K.
    He made it easier for me than I ever could have expected. Thank you!

    “He made it easier for me than I ever could have expected. Thank you!”

    - Cooper R.
    Hard-working, caring attorneys that really worked for me!

    “Hard-working, caring attorneys that really worked for me!”

    - Kim Masinter
    They helped take the stress out of the process. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone!

    “They helped take the stress out of the process. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone!”

    - Lynn
    They are extremely knowledgeable In Family Law and the Legal Codes which is extremely important in custody cases.

    “They are extremely knowledgeable In Family Law and the Legal Codes which is extremely important in custody cases.”

    - Rachelle & Greg F.
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