Getting divorced is hard enough under normal circumstances. Getting divorced from an alcoholic can be especially challenging. The divorce rate amongst couples where one spouse is an alcoholic is drastically higher than the normal divorce rate. More often than not the divorce ends up happening because the alcoholic spouse refuses to recognize the problem despite repeated requests from the non - drinking spouse.
When divorcing an alcoholic, it is imperative to make sure that both you and the children are safe. In order to do so you must make your divorce attorney aware of the significant nature of the problem at the onset of your case. The lawyer may be able to develop the appropriate strategies that will provide both you and your children with the maximum level of safeguards and protection. In certain instances you may be able to obtain a court order suspending the drinking spouse's parenting time or potentially getting their parenting time supervised until such time as they get the help they so desperately need.
The Ocean County Divorce Lawyers at the Villani and DeLuca law firm haveextensive experience in handling divorce cases involving alcoholism. Call to today to schedule your free initial consultation.