If you're divorcing a spouse who has an alcohol problem, you're understandably concerned about sharing custody of your children and possibly even of letting your co-parent have unsupervised visitation rights. You may have to go to court to prevent your co-parent from having the access they want. If you feel guilty about doing that, don't. A parent with alcohol abuse issues can cause serious short-term and long-term problems for their kids.
These days, many divorced parents have shared custody of their children. This gives both parents the opportunity to remain involved in their kids' lives. However, it also typically requires kids to move from one house to another on a schedule that involves switching off every few days, alternating weeks or perhaps spending weekdays with one parent and weekends with the other.