How to Lose a Child Custody Battle
Sometimes celebrities can teach us what not to do. TMZ reports that an Atlanta family court judge has awarded Tawanna Iverson custody of her five children with NBA basketball star Allen Iverson.
The judge found that Allen “does not know how to manage the children; has little interest in learning to manage the children and has actually, at times, been a hindrance to their spiritual and emotional growth and development. For example, he has refused to attend to an obvious and serious alcohol problem, which has caused him to do inappropriate things in the presence of the children while impaired. He has left the children alone without supervision. He has left his young daughters in a hotel room with men who are unknown to the mother.”
The judge gave Allen visitation on the conditions that he:
- not drink alcohol for 18 months
- after that, not drink alcohol within 24 hours of visitation
- engage in mental health therapy
- attend AA meetings for a year