A lawyer in Georgia explains to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY how Geno Doak’s automotive crash on June 17 might have a ‘detrimental impression’ on Mama June’s custody battle.
June “Mama June” Shannon, 39, and her boyfriend of three years, Geno Doak, gave the impression to be the themes of an alarming video filmed on June 17. Geno was seen in a video, obtained by TMZ, after allegedly crashing the household’s SUV into the house he shares with the TLC star. Geno appeared intoxicated after stumbling out of the automotive together with his pants down, and punching the automotive home windows, regardless of June’s makes an attempt to assist diffuse the state of affairs. It’s nonetheless unknown if Geno was arrested or is dealing with any fees, however a lawyer in Georgia, the place June lives, is EXCLUSIVELY telling HollywoodLife how the disturbing incident might have an effect on June’s full custody of 13-year-old daughter, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson.
“This definitely can have a detrimental impression on the custody association,” Jonathan V. Dunn P.C., GA state household legislation legal professional, EXCLUSIVELY advised us. “Nonetheless, that isn’t essentially dispositive, as a guardian’s legal historical past is just one of a number of components a Georgia trial court docket is permitted to contemplate in rendering a custody willpower.” June and Geno had been beforehand arrested on Mar. 20 for possession of a managed substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, however the excellent legal case could not have an effect on the custody battle. “Whereas a defendant in a legal trial is presumed harmless till confirmed responsible past an affordable doubt, the truth that the legal case has not been resolved doesn’t forestall a household court docket from contemplating the occasions giving rise to the costs,” Dunn continued.
“Nonetheless, in circumstances of substance abuse, the court docket might be keenly focused on what steps the events have undertaken to re-mediate their circumstances,” Dunn added. “Particularly, remedy, counseling, and a document of steady sobriety might be thought of in assessing whether or not a celebration’s substance abuse disqualifies her or him from serving as the first custodial guardian.” When requested if Mama June must completely depart Geno to ensure that keep custody Dunn says, “This may not essentially be required however could also be advisable.”
If“The last word concern in custody circumstances in Georgia and most states is the perfect pursuits of the kid,” Dunn defined. “Thus, to be able to prevail in a custody motion, a celebration should present the kid that it’s in his or her greatest curiosity for major custody to be vested in that social gathering. It is a intentionally broad and obscure normal that allows a trial court docket to contemplate all related circumstances pertaining to the kid’s greatest pursuits. With regard to addressing the substance abuse points, a court docket would wish to see that the events have launched into the trail to restoration and have outlined an in depth plan of aftercare.”
We beforehand reported that Alana’s father, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, 47, whose relationship with June resulted in 2011, is hoping his ex’s arrest will give him the chance to see his daughter extra and possibly even result in him gaining full custody of her. A supply beforehand advised us that June at present has sole authorized custody and first bodily custody of Alana, and Mike solely has visitation rights.