As most of you know Britney Spears and her former husband K-Fed, are in abitter custody dispute. K-Fed is attempting to modify the previous custody agreement. Today, the judge ordered Britney to undergo testing for controlled substances and alcohol, after finding Britney has engaged in continuous and frequent abuse of alcohol and drugs. If Britney keeps this up she will lose custody of her kids. It is a shame because we all know K-Fed is really after child support. The judge also ordered both Britney and K-Fed to complete a Parenting Without Conflict program. He also ordered that neither parent shall consume alcohol or other non-prescription drugs, for a 12 hour period previous to a time when either parent has responsibility for care and custody of their children.
This case is an excellent example of children being used as a battering ram in a divorce proceeding. Unfortunately, this kind of thing is not uncommon. K-Fed is using the children to obtain more child support money from the divorce. This kind of tactic only ends up hurting your children, and yourself in the long run.
This case should also illustrate, that if you are engaged in a divorce or custody battle you should refrain from using alcohol or drugs pending the outcome of the proceedings. If you are using any kind of drugs or alcohol during a child custody proceeding or divorce, you are simply giving the other side ammunition to attack your credibility, morals and fitness to take care of your children(whether this is fair or not, it is the truth).