Bloomington, IL asked in Child Custody for Illinois

Q: MY EX GOT 2 DUI IN LAST 4 MONTHS AND HAS CUSTODY OF OUR 2 MINOR CHILDREN . CAN I GET CUSTODY

MY EX GOT 2 DUI IN LAST 4 MONTHS AND HAS CUSTODY OF OUR 2 MINOR CHILDREN . CAN I GET CUSTODY

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Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Mt Vernon, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Maybe. It depends on a lot of factors. You need to see a family law practitioner.

Dennis Delman
Dennis Delman
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Skokie, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: I need more facts.. Were the children in the car with him. Is he going to jail. Why did he get custody to begin with ? The court uses a best interests of the children analysis.

Gary W. Wangler
Gary W. Wangler
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Belleville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Certainly the fact that your ex-spouse has caught two DUI's in 4 months is an important consideration in a potential change of custody case. It is a warning sign, particularly if the children were exposed to danger. The court will weigh all the substantial changes in circumstances as they bear on custody. Speak to a lawyer about your particular situation.

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