Co-parenting: Child tests positive for cocaine, actor’s visits now supervised

On behalf of Law Office of Ann A. Thomson, A Professional Law Corporation posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012.

Many parents in California that are in a co-parenting situation have child custody arrangements that were determined under the purview of a family court. When a parent does not follow a court-ordered child custody arrangement, the other parent can seek a court order to remedy the situation. If a parent’s situation poses a potential threat or harm to their child, the other parent may be able to change an existing child custody situation.

California resident and actor Edward Furlong recently had a court intervene and ultimately change his current child custody arrangement. Recently filed court documents indicate Edward Furlong’s ex-wife sought to significantly change their existing court ordered arrangement. The court documents indicate that the ex-wife was requesting the court to reduce Edward Furlong’s child custody privileges to only being able to have closely supervised visitation.

The ex-wife’s request for the change in Edward Furlong’s child custody reportedly stems from allegations that the actor subjected his 6-year-old son to the drug cocaine. The court documents indicate the ex-wife claims their 6-year-old son tested positive for the drug cocaine shortly after his time spent with his father.

The requests made in the court documents were granted when the actor appeared in court in reference to the child custody order. While in court, the actor denied the allegations and claimed his ex-wife was trying to destroy his relationship with his child. The presiding judge ultimately determined that supervised visits were necessary. There was no further report as to whether Edward Furlong will attempt to appeal the court’s decision.

Source: Examiner, “Edward Furlong restricted from being with 6-year-old son without supervision,” Kevin Brown, Dec. 17, 2012
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