There are numerous reasons why marriages fail. Basic incompatibility, built-up resentments or frustrations, and outside influences can all escalate to the point where divorce becomes the only reasonable option. In cases in which your spouse is experiencing alcohol or drug problems, all of these issues may come into play. Substance abuse takes a heavy toll on your family and can be a major issue when getting a divorce in Illinois. The following outlines some of the common signs to look for and ways it can impact these proceedings.
Dealing with a spouse who has a substance abuse order can create havoc in every area of your life. In some cases, there may be obvious outward signs that a spouse is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction. In others, symptoms are less obvious. Addicts and alcoholics will typically go to great lengths to make excuses and hide the problem. They may also be in denial regarding how serious their drug or alcohol use is. According to Helpline, common signs to look for include:
While you may want to help a spouse struggling with substance abuse, you also need to look out for your own and your children’s safety. Depending on the situation, divorce may be the best option. Under the Illinois Statutes, habitual drunkenness or drug abuse is no longer considered grounds for divorce. However, the ways it can impact your case include:
When divorcing a spouse with substance abuse issues, the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group can help to protect your rights and safety. To request a consultation, call or contact our Chicago area divorce attorneys online today.
There are many factors to consider when contemplating divorce, and a pre-divorce planning session can help you begin to plan for a divorce. Please contact the professionals at the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group by calling (312) 585-6604 or clicking here to schedule a consultation.
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