Our client, a divorced father whose two children lived out of state with their mother, sought to bring the children back to Washington State. He discovered the children’s mother had lapsed into unconsciousness from consuming alcohol in excess and was concerned for their safety.
We argued the best interests of the children and presented medical evidence to support our argument. Both were enough to persuade the court this was, in fact, alcohol abuse. The mother’s drinking was determined to be a “substantial change in circumstances” warranting a trial on a Parenting Plan modification. Our client was named the primary parent for the children.