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Jules Wainstein's child custody battle gets ugly

Divorce is seldom easy, as anyone in Arizona who has been through it may attest. When children are involved, emotions tend to be highly charged on both sides. Any type of communication breakdown can make matters worse, preventing swift resolution to problems regarding child custody, visitation and other parenting-related issues. When one parent accuses another of being unfit, things can get pretty ugly. Such seems to be the case for reality tv star Jules Wainstein and her estranged husband, Michael.

The latter has apparently told the court that the mother of his children has a history of drug abuse problems. Currently, the two share custody of their kids. Since divorce proceedings have gotten underway; however, they have entered a contentious battle over the issue.

Mr. Wainstein's lawyer said one need look no further than the reality tv show, "Real Housewives of New York" in which Jules Wainstein stars, to see her carrying drugs around wherever she goes. Reportedly, at some point during a summer episode of the show, she admitted that she carries Percocet and lidocaine with her. The attorney also said the children's mother was previously admitted to a rehab center for her drug use problem, as well as an eating disorder.

As it stands, Mr. Wainstein currently pays his estranged wife $10,000 a month in spousal and child support. He also agreed to provide $200 per week for food, in addition to paying for the children's schooling, housing and nanny costs. The court has demanded solid evidence of Jules Wainstein's supposed drug problem. Any parent facing similar child custody issues in Arizona can request the assistance of a family law attorney to help obtain an agreeable outcome that keeps the best interests of the children at heart.

Source: New York Daily News, "'Real Housewives of New York' star Jules Wainstein's child custody battle gets ugly with talk of drug abuse", Victoria Bekiempis, Nov. 16, 2016

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