– from Richard R. in West Milwaukee, WI
When my son was born I was forced to move back in with my parents in order to make financial ends meet. Most of the financial troubles were for medical reasons as my son had some health complications early in his life. Now that my son’s mother and I are no longer living together, we will be going to court for child custody. I’m trying to figure out if it would help my case to move out and get my own place or if it would seem more stable if I go to court under the current living arrangements with my parents. Would the court take my parents criminal record into account even though they are not the parents? Neither one of them have felonies, but they both have past misdemeanor drug charges from when they were younger.