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If the addiction and arrest was years ago, then I doubt it will be much of a factor in the decision regarding custody. Assuming you are both average parents (i.e., good people), and not currently in trouble because of drugs or other similar problems, then the judge will likely grant joint custody
in which there is shared time. Usually, the primary caregiver has the children for most of the time, while the other parent has a night or two during the week, and every other weekend (of course, it also depends on the parents' own schedules from work, etc.). But the point is that judges generally grant joint custody when possible, since it is considered to be in the children's best interests for both parents to be as involved as possible.
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