Impact of an Alabama DUI Divorce or Adoption

Impact of an Alabama DUI On Divorce or Adoption

Question: Can divorce, custody of children and adoption be impacted by a DUI conviction in Alabama?

Answer: A collateral consequence of a DUI conviction could be a negative impact on a child custody situation pending in a divorce case and/or a family wanting to adopt a child. In those types of situations, the court will look out for the best interest of the child and, obviously, the best interest is to be placed in a safe environment. If someone is convicted of a DUI, that could be used against them in having custody granted, visitation rights, or the ability to adopt a child. Therefore, it’s very important to aggressively defend against a DUI case prior to a conviction to avoid that potential collateral consequence.

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