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Long Island Child Custody Attorneys with Knowledge and Experience Regarding Legalized Medical Marijuana

Aggressive representation for medical marijuana patients

Since Governor Cuomo signed legislation making medical marijuana legal in New York State, more than 21,000 patients have availed themselves of this safe and effective treatment for a wide range of conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder, seizures, nausea from chemotherapy, muscle spasms from multiple sclerosis, and Crohn’s disease. Unfortunately, medical marijuana use has become a bone of contention in custody disputes in which many parents have lost custody and visitation rights: some simply for accessing a legal and effective medical treatment, and others for abusing the drug. On the one hand, a parent should not have to make a choice between their healthcare options and their children. On the other hand, children should not be placed at risk when a custodial parent abuses a substance, legally or not. Regardless what side of the issue you find yourself on, at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C., we fight for your  parental rights, and we fight to win.

Eligible medical marijuana patients should not lose custody rights

The Compassionate Care Act was written to prevent discrimination against a medical marijuana patient. We won’t let the court use your legitimate prescription against you in a custody battle.

If your illness is not a reason to deny you child custody, neither should your treatment be. The courts in New York decide child custody issues on the best interest of the child. That is a finding that requires a thorough examination of all relevant factors and cannot depend solely on a prescription for medical marijuana. At our firm, we litigate child custody disputes aggressively. We will not allow your case to be unduly prejudiced by ignorant, antiquated attitudes toward medical marijuana use. We are prepared to present the court with the full picture of how you cope with your disability, adhere to your treatment program, and retain your ability to be an effective parent and a positive presence in your child’s life.

Aggressive representation for spouses against medical marijuana patients

Let’s face it: some people seek out prescriptions for ulterior motives. There are always some “bad apples” who use a prescription to justify just about anything. If you have a basis to fear your ex will be impaired by a prescription or otherwise unable to safely care for your children, we have the experience to protect your children. We are on the front lines of custody concerning the use of OxyContin, Xanax, medical marijuana, and other prescribed substances. We work hard to keep your children safe from harm as a result of the use, abuse or misuse of any substance by a custodial parent or a member of their household. The Compassionate Care Act was written to prevent discrimination against medical marijuana patients; it does not mean children should be put in harm’s way by inadequate guardianship or care.

Hire determined lawyers who fight for the rights of disabled parents. Call us now.

If you have a loving relationship with your child, your medical disability should not be an automatic bar to custody. Trust Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. to make a compelling case that your relationship with your child is essential to your child’s welfare and happiness.  Contact us online for a free initial consultation with our skilled custody attorneys. If your case is urgent, do not email. Call us immediately at 1.631.479.3839.

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