Could One Parents Criminal Record Affect My Child Custody Case?

If either you or your ex-spouse has a criminal record, it could well affect the outcome of your child custody case. How your criminal past affects your child custody case depends heavily on the specific crimes that have been committed and whether or not these crimes put into question how fit you are to be a parent. For example, a past filled with violent crimes or crimes related to drug or alcohol abuse will effect your case more than non-violent crimes or crimes that are far in your past. If you fear that a blemish on your record could affect your child custody or child visitation rights, talk to a Washington State child custody attorney today.