Family Law Disputes

Is one or both parents suspected of abusing alcohol or using drugs?

IFC are regularly engaged by one or other legal teams, by ICLs or appointed as a Single Expert Witness in Family Law Disputes around Australia and help in proceedings by:  

  • Explanation and interpretation of test results: What do these results mean? Do the results imply one parent is a drug abuser?
    • Has the sample been tampered with? What to the creatinine levels imply? Is the sample too dilute?
  • Determination of Alcohol Use:
    • Liver Function Tests (LFT)  / Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin (CDT)
    • Evaluate results and preparation an Expert Report
    • Recommend and or facilitate testing regimes
  • Determination of Drug Use:
    • Evaluate results and preparation an Expert Report
    • Recommend and or facilitate testing regimes (Blood, urine or hair testing)
  • Determination of drug use history using hair analysis: Depending upon length and type of hair, the drug-use profile of an individual can be determined for many months or even years.
  • IFC can facilitate the collection and testing of samples including hair if required.
  • IFC can help ensure Court Orders are accurate and meaningful to ensure the testing performed achieves the correct outcomes 

IFC are happy to address any of these questions or any others you may have and routinely provide advice and reports addressing all issues relating to Family Law Disputes.

A quick phone call or brief consultation can help you determine the role of drugs or alcohol in your matter.

Click here to contact us for more information

Click here to read our recent Newsletter for Family Law practitioners