New Technology for Sobriety Testing and Child Custody Cases

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Keeping Children Safe

A parent who struggles with an addiction to alcohol or has a history of drinking can face difficulty getting any form of child custody or parenting time. Despite their desire to get help and get sober, that previous history may still interfere in any child custody case. However, new technology is being developed that allows for remote alcohol monitoring, which can keep parents accountable for their actions and enhance parenting time safety. Keep reading to learn more about these new technologies.


SoberLink created a remote alcohol testing mechanism to help individuals who wish to end their struggle with alcoholism; while remote technology has been around for years, SoberLink focuses its remote monitoring system on individuals dealing with family law cases.

The technology enables people on the road to recovery to detect their blood-alcohol content (BAC) at any given time and document their BAC for accountability. The system has proven to be accurate and reliable in helping recovering individuals report their sobriety progress. In addition, SoberLink uses facial recognition technology to ensure that the person reporting their BAC is who it is supposed to be.

Benefits on Family Law

Alcohol abuse is often used to determine how to award child custody; the court ultimately determines a custody arrangement that is in the child's best interests and provides them with a safe environment. Because of this, a parent who struggles with alcohol abuse may face reduced parenting time or be required to be under supervision.

SoberLink data is admissible in courts across the United States, including California. Because of all these benefits, using the remote alcohol monitoring technology provided by SoberLink makes parenting time safer for children; it also gives parents who wish to spend time with their children a fighting chance against a stigma.

Ask Questions of a Family Law Attorney

If you have questions about the role of remote alcohol monitoring technology programs such as SoberLink on child custody or other family law matters, it is important to speak with a family law attorney who can answer those questions.

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