Experienced Central Texas Lawyers Dealing with Addiction Issues
Families in Central Texas are being affected by drug and/or alcohol addiction at an alarming rate. At Piper & Turner, PLLC, we have a particular specialty in dealing with the physical, emotional, financial and legal issues that arise when there are substance abuse issues in a family. We know from years of experience that a simple divorce or custody case can become surprisingly complex and contentious when allegations of drug or alcohol abuse are involved.
Proving or disproving drug or alcohol addiction or problems in court can be a very complex and difficult process which requires experienced trial lawyers familiar with gathering and presenting evidence to prove or rebut a claim of addiction. If a court believes that a parent struggles with drug or alcohol addiction, this can cause a parent to lose custody of a child and have his or her visitation limited, supervised, or completely cut off. The court may also impose counseling requirements and testing for a parent to prove his or her sobriety before normal visitation is resumed. The testing imposed by a court could range from urinalysis testing for drugs and/or alcohol use, to ethylglucuronide (EtG) testing, breathalyzer testing and SCRAM testing for alcohol use to hair follicle, and nail testing for drugs. At Piper & Turner, PLLC, we have the knowledge and sophistication to explain and implement a testing regime that is right for your case.
Failure to properly understand and present issues concerning testing, counseling and other drug and alcohol addiction related issues can lead to a judge or jury to wrongfully believe or disbelieve an accusation of drug or alcohol addiction. Because of the extreme impact drug and alcohol addiction can have on your child custody case, it is crucial to be represented by attorneys who understand the issues presented by a case with these issues. The attorneys at Piper & Turner, PLLC, have extensive experience in dealing with drug and alcohol testing issues. We have done extensive research and worked with numerous experts in proving or disproving the accuracy of certain drug and alcohol tests. Our attorneys have also worked with numerous mental health professionals inside and outside the courtroom in addressing issues of drug and alcohol addiction issues in the context of a child custody case.
We are aware the of impact that addiction has on children and families. The experience of our attorneys in this area is unmatched by any other firm in Central Texas. Drug and alcohol addiction is one of the most serious issues that can impact your family, and you will need experienced attorneys to make sure you and your family are protected. Attorney James W. Piper is a Board Certified family law attorney who has been serving families throughout Texas for more than 36 years. Mr. Piper has been named a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine, is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, is listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and is widely considered one of the most well respected family law attorneys in Central Texas. Mr. Piper's partner, Travis L. Turner, also a Board Certified family law attorney, has been named a Rising Star by Texas Monthly Magazine and is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. Mr. Turner, with his extensive litigation and courtroom experience, has rapidly become known as one of the most prominent young family law attorneys in the Austin area. Both Mr. Piper and Mr. Turner, along with the attorneys of Piper & Turner, PLLC, form a unique and unmatched team of lawyers with the talent and experience needed to gain success for our clients both inside and outside of the courtroom.
Piper & Turner, PLLC will utilize the resources of the firm's experienced attorneys and staff, along with a vast network of experts and professionals, to advocate for what is best for you and your family. Our attorneys have constant contact with the testing centers in the Central Texas area, and we regularly bring drug and alcohol testing experts to court to explain what can be interpreted from positive or negative test results. We utilize these same experts to convince a court what testing is most appropriate to protect the safety of your child. We also work with and employ experts such as medical doctors, mental health professionals, toxicologists and others to assist judges, juries, and our clients in addressing and dealing with addiction issues in a family.
Contact our office to schedule an opportunity to meet with one of our experienced attorneys about drug and alcohol addiction and other issues impacting your life and your case. Based on our experience, we can clearly explain how Central Texas family courts are likely to view your situation and we will guide you through the entire process. Our lawyers pride themselves on offering our clients honest and realistic assessments about their cases while zealously advocating for the needs of each individual client. Let us help you achieve peace of mind about your case.
Contact us at Piper & Turner, PLLC to learn more about how we can help you weather the storm.