DUI charges and family law matters

On Behalf of | Jul 6, 2020 | dui/dwi

Those stopped for driving under the influence face a number of challenges related to the charges, from the loss of driving privileges to time behind bars and a shattered reputation. However, it is also important to look at the different ways in which these allegations impact people from a family law standpoint. 

Those facing a DUI case need to know their rights with respect to drunk driving charges and family law, such as child custody, alimony and child support. In some cases, drunk driving allegations are the driving force in a marriage coming to an end. 

Custody battles and DUI charges 

For parents working through a dispute over child custody, charges related to driving under the influence are significant. If you are facing these allegations while also working through a custody dispute, or if you expect a bitter battle with your ex in the near future, it is imperative to understand how these allegations will have an impact on your case. You should take steps to prepare for your DUI case as well as custody issues. 

Paying support and other issues 

If you have to pay spousal support or child support, your DUI case could impact your ability to stay current on these payments. Many people are hit hard by the financial toll of DUI cases, not only because of financial penalties but losing their job and other hardships. It is critical to ensure that you are ready for what lies ahead and our law office understands how much pressure people in this position face. We cover other topics related to this on our website.