In Bryant v. Bryant, the court said the mother who could not quit cocaine after going through rehabilitative treatment can lose custody of her children.
By Mark Chinn, family lawyer
In Bryant v. Bryant, No. 2011-CA-00669_COA (12/11/2012), the Court found that a woman who received rehabilitative treatment for cocaine addiction should lose custody of her children where the evidence showed some of the following additional circumstances:
- She was caught using cocaine as a part of random drug testing after a conviction for forgery.
- She had three serious car accidents.
- The child testified he was not doing well in school
- The child testified he and his sibling were scared and insecure with their mother being out late at night.
- The child testified their mother went out at night after putting them to bed.
Mark Chinn received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University in 1975 and his Law Degree from the University of Mississippi in 1978. He is admitted to practice in all courts in Mississippi, the Fifth and Seventh Circuits and the United States Supreme Court. Mark is a frequent contributor in periodicals such as the American Journal of Family Law, The Family Advocate, Small Firm Profit Report and Fair Share on the subjects of client relations, service and law practice management.
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