I once had a client named Courtney who was going through a divorce and she was trying to get sole custody of her kids. Hi. I’m Eric Engel, Seattle divorce lawyer with the Engel Law Group in Seattle, Washington. In Courtney’s case, we were able to show that her husband continued to have a drug and alcohol problem which interfered with his ability to care for her children. This allowed her to get sole custody of her kids when the judge finally decided who should get custody. She also got child support and she got a favorable.