Our expert says:
I hope proper criminal charges have been laid against your daughter's husband, and that steps have been taken to protect her from him - a court order can be obtained forbidding him to approach or harrass her.
The heroin addiction needs to be properly treated by the right sort of expert programme - and with support and assistance going beyond the acute detox period. Cusody of the children may be a difficult issue, as the Court which should decide this would have grounds for concern about both parents, and presumably child welfare folks would be asked to assess the situation better, and make recommendations.
Obviously all these troubles arriving together are a strain for you to deal with - maybe your husband feels more overwhelmed and even less able to cope, and is trying to detatch himself from the situation.
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