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Brooke Mueller -- How to Juggle Parenting and Rehab

4/20/2011 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's a safe bet ... Brooke Mueller didn't get any tips from Dr. Spock on being an engaged parent and a rehab patient ... but she's figured it out to the satisfaction of the custody judge.

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Sources tell TMZ ... Brooke's most recent rehab -- for drug use -- is only part time.  She's an outpatient by day, and a mommy at night. 

Brooke's arrangement was good enough for the custody judge, who ruled she was still able to take care of her twins per the custody agreement she struck with Charlie Sheen -- with a little help from a small army of nannies, of course.

The judge did make one change in the agreement -- both Brooke and Charlie must now submit to random drug testing once a week -- more frequently than before.

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THIN LIZZY    

Tell me that divorce courts don't favor the woman. If it were the other way around, Sheen would have lost complete custody and told pay pay up in a heartbeat.They need to revamp the divorce laws and thinking in theis country, both are outdated.

1227 days ago
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ksis    

First...the judge should go to hell with ordering Charlie to be tested. If Brooke's results don't matter then Charlie's shouldn't either. Biased, hypocritical piece of crap.

Second...PART-TIME??? Apparetnly THAT kind of rehab does nto work for Brooke. DUUUUUUUHHHHHHHH!! Is that judge blind or insane???

1227 days ago
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ang    

dumb a s s judge ,put these kids back in the zoo? take them and place them with a caring couple until the warlock and his witch grow up or od whichever happens first.

1227 days ago
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Snooki'sHairBump    

I don't know which is worse, the fact that she's only going to rehab "part-time" and is able to go home or the judge saying that he's ok with the whole arrangement.

I never heard of anyone going to rehab "part-time" and is still allowed to have custody of their kids.

That doesn't make sense to me.

Only in Hollywood I guess...

1227 days ago
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SarahPhilli    

cool, now Brooke can skip her drugs tests once a week, and still maintain custody.

what a great stipulation!

1227 days ago
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Jennyy    

Exactly, what's the point of ordering random testing once a week if all Brooke has to say is no. Imagine the uproar if Charlie said NO.

1227 days ago
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Scrum    

Why waste your time going full-time, right Brooke? We all know it ain't gonna stick anyway...

1227 days ago
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DANA    

I think its time for Charlie to change his lawyer.

1227 days ago
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spyke    

Rehab my a$$! You chose to have kids, now you have to choose NOT to ever take drugs again. Enough of this mollycoddling with addicts. You make a decision, you say no, even if you have to make that decision 50-100 times a day. No excuses! And yes, it really is that simple.

1227 days ago
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Nancy    

ksis 6 minutes ago

First...the judge should go to hell with ordering Charlie to be tested. If Brooke's results don't matter then Charlie's shouldn't either. Biased, hypocritical piece of crap.

Second...PART-TIME??? Apparetnly THAT kind of rehab does nto work for Brooke. DUUUUUUUHHHHHHHH!! Is that judge blind or insane???

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California Judicial Code of Conduct... read it and weep:

http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/supreme/doc uments/ca_code_judicial_ethics.pdf

(remove the space in doc uments because of the stupid censorship program)

State of California Commission on Judicial Conduct
http://cjp.ca.gov/

Judges who are deemed biased, incompetent, or unethical in California are removed from their posts. Quit trying to paint this respected family law judge as some biased dumba$$. Charlie SCREWED UP, that's it, pure and simple.

Charlie is showing the family law judge EVERYTHING that they DON'T want to see in a stable, sober, responsible parent... and that's NOT just staying "clean." What a crock of crap that he should have awarded those toddlers to Chuckles on the basis of "clean" drug screens.

1227 days ago
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spyke    

skinhead 1969 10 minutes ago Tell me that divorce courts don't favor the woman. If it were the other way around, Sheen would have lost complete custody and told pay pay up in a heartbeat.They need to revamp the divorce laws and thinking in theis country, both are outdated.

I totally agree. Women worked long and hard to get equal rights, including the right to use birth control. You choose to have kids? You make sure you can raise them and support them if the loser doesn't want to help. Oh and if he is a loser, maybe you shouldn't have had kids with him in the first place.

1227 days ago
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Nancy    

Here's exactly what Chuckie SHOULD have done, but DIDN'T DO, to get custody of his kids:

- Don’t make threats. With the rise of domestic violence, the courts rightly have little tolerance for even the threat of violence, either against the spouse or children. Sheen’s history of public threats left the court cautious to ignore him again.

- Watch what you say. Calling your two girlfriends “Goddesses” or your employer rude or vulgar names only raises suspicion of the courts or court-appointed professionals regarding your mental stability.

- If you have a substance abuse problem, seek professional help. If a counselor or therapists advises you to enter rehab, follow their advise. If a counselor suggests parenting courses, take them.

- Watch your private life. If your life becomes a party – especially one witnessed by your children – people may question your fitness as a responsible parent.

http://www.bfinkelpa.com/timesharing/charlie-sheen%E2%80%99s-lost-child-custody-no-surprise-to-south-florida-family-law-attorneys

He's STILL not following, and no amount of trying on the part of his lawyer seems to be able to make him understand why the judge won't see him as the "good guy" here.

1227 days ago
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Kimia    

The judge looked at the totality of the cir***stances. You can't just take this one little bit of argument and conclude that the judge was an idiot.

The role of a mother, by nature, is more intimate and dependent for the child. The consequence of having Charlie have sole custody would be for those kids to go on the road and be in an environment totally not suited for them.

I think the judge in this case, knowing that neither parent could give the children just what they wanted, decided to keep the status quo and give Brooke ONE more chance. Remember this is not about fighting or taking sides, it's about what's best for the children at this moment of time. Brooke is not endangering them right now while they are with nannies and her in rehab. They are sued to their current living situation and taking them on the road would damage them more than having them stay with grandma.

I do think though, next time she slips (which I am sure she will), Charlie will certainly get custody (assuming that he doesnt slip too). And in that case, it would be to the best interest of the children.

1227 days ago
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miss tia    

uh, aren't the twins mostly ASLEEP at night??? how effective is her parenting when they are asleep?? and how effective is rehab for her if it's 'part time'?? she's been in and out of rehabs since her teen years.....

how many more denials to take a drug test and her going off the rails will it take for charlie to finally get his boys back?? charlie needs a new attorney and he needs to appeal this!

1227 days ago
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aquanet    

THese kids are screwed!

1227 days ago
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