Houston Lawyers Experienced in Handling Susbance Abuse, Addiction and Mental Health Issues

Identifying Problems, Seeking Solutions

Problems with substance abuse and mental health often lead to the breakdown of marriages, neglect of children and criminal behavior. In many cases, substance abuse and mental health issues are the big secret that nobody in the family wants to talk about.

At Connolly & Shireman in Houston, we do not believe that remaining silent about these issues is a solution. If you have legal problems that are affected by a family member's — or your own — substance abuse or mental health issues, contact us to schedule an appointment with an experienced, understanding lawyer.

Making Sure the Core Issues Are Addressed

Substance abuse and mental health issues are much more prominent within the family and juvenile law systems than many people realize, particularly in contested child custody cases and cases involving allegations of juvenile delinquency.

At Connolly & Shireman, we believe that bringing substance abuse and mental health issues out into the open increases the chances of positive results, empowering our clients to feel more in control of their lives. Most people experience a sense of relief when the secret is finally brought out into the open.

Often, confronting a spouse or child with the evidence that he or she has a substance abuse or mental health problem is the most compassionate thing you can do for that person and the best way to relieve hostilities within the legal system. Our skilled Houston lawyers are experienced at carefully handling these substance abuse and addition issues.

Getting Creative About Legal Resolutions

We regularly pursue a number of innovative legal approaches to dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues. For instance, we frequently craft parenting plans that safeguard children without being punitive toward parents who have troubles with addiction or mental health.

We are aware of the resources that are available to people who are addicted to alcohol, illegal drugs and prescription drugs, as well as people with psychological difficulties. In many cases, our law firm can leverage these resources to find solutions to the legal issues.

Contact an Experienced Harris County, Texas Lawyer

To learn more about your options for dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues that arise in family and juvenile law cases, contact us.