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Disick's drug abuse may lead to custody fight with Kardashian

New Jersey residents may be interested to learn that reality TV stars Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick confirmed on July 6 that they have parted ways. The couple has three children, who are ages 5, 2 and 7 months.

Disick's split from Kardashian was reportedly linked to his history of drug and alcohol abuse issues. He recently completed a stay in rehab and was then spotted partying with a former girlfriend in France. While it's not known if he intends to file for custody of the couple's children, family law professionals say his substance abuse problems should not automatically disqualify him in the eyes of the court.

According to experts, family courts place a high value on the parent-child bond and work very hard to keep that bond intact. To that end, courts often attempt to work with parents who have substance abuse issues, mental health problems, a history of spousal abuse or a pattern of joblessness. However, Disick will likely still face an uphill battle to obtain custody of his children, especially if Kardashian decides to fight him. In the end, he may have to agree to mandatory drug testing and supervised visitation in order to see his kids.

The overall goal of family courts in these types of matters is to act in the best interests of any children involved. In the case of Disick and Kardashian, that could mean that both parents are ultimately allowed access to their children.

Child custody disputes are often complicated and emotionally draining events. A parent facing a custody battle may benefit by retaining the services of an attorney. After reviewing the case, legal counsel could assist in negotiating an agreement that honors the client's parental rights.

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