Dads lifestyle


#1

I’m concerned that my 13 year old son is being exposed to a wild and crazy lifestyle when he goes to his Dads. They go non-stop. Constant parties where there is tons of drinking. He has a 18 year step-brother and his dad and step mom let him drink and his teenage friends as well. I’m concerned if they haven’t already will let my son drink. I"m really concerned about that because alcoholism runs on both sides of his family. They took him to a concert last night and he threw up in the car on the way home. They say from heat and sugar. So now he is missing school. Overall they are good parents but their lifestyle is getting really crazy. And their house has turned into a teenage flop house with the step-son and all his friends hanging out there constantly. God only knows what they expose him too.

I feel like I should say something, but I know that will cause a huge conflict. What should I do?


#2

If you don’t want to discuss things informally, the only way for there to be a change would be to file a motion to modify child custody and argue that this change in the lifestyle at their house is a substantial change adversely impacting your son. I know that the conversation may be difficult, but the alternative is court, which would likely cause a bigger conflict.