Allen Iverson loses custody of children

February 11, 2013, by David P. Schwarz

Allen Iverson's ex-wife was awarded legal and physical custody of their children.

In exerpts obtains from TMZ, it states as follows regarding Iverson inability to parent the children:

"[Iverson] does not know how to manage the children; has little interest in learning to manage the children and has actually, at times, been a hindrance to their spiritual and emotional growth and development.

For example, he has refused to attend to an obvious and serious alcohol problem, which has caused him to do inappropriate things in the presence of the children while impaired.
He has left the children alone without supervision. He has left his young daughters in a hotel room with men who are unknown to the mother."

Tawanna Iverson was awarded physical and legal custody of their children. Iverson has limited visitation rights, which require him to steer clear of alcohol for 18 months.

Additionally, until all of his children turn 18-years-old, he cannot drink alcohol within 24 hours of the times he has them. The judge also ordered Iverson to see a psychiatrist and attend AA meetings for one year.

Iverson is reportedly low on cash and has expressed a desire to return to the NBA. Though recently turned down a shot to play for the Dallas Maverick's D-League team in hopes that an NBA team will pick him up.

From an Orange County divorce lawyer's perspective, if one parent has an alcohol problem, it is very unlikely that parent will gain custody of the children. The parent with alcohol issues will have to help themselves first before they can care for their children. These parents can help themselves by attending AA meetings and refraining from drinking alcohol hours before visiting with the kids.

For more information on child custody or divorce issues, contact an Santa Ana divorce lawyer for further help.

Source: Judge: Allen Iverson is a poor parent, must stay away from alcohol to see kids