Alcohol is one of the reasons why couples get a divorce. While most spouses try to help their wife or husband with their alcoholism, there’s sometimes not much they can do. Alcoholism can take over and make it difficult to live with an alcoholic.
Divorcing an Alcoholic Spouse
Before you decide to divorce your alcoholic spouse, it’s best to ensure you and your children are safe. If you are living in a volatile household, seek refuge at a loved one’s home or at a domestic violence shelter/group home. Your number one priority is to keep you and your children safe.
The next step is to gather all of your financial information. You’ll need this for when you seek legal counsel from a family law attorney. You can learn what you may be entitled to in the divorce settlement, and the steps they will take to represent you in the divorce proceeding.
As you go through divorce, it can be beneficial to turn to loved ones for support. Divorcing a spouse isn’t easy, especially when you know that this disease of alcoholism is to blame.
If your spouse is threatening you, seek guidance from your attorney or the local police. It might be necessary to seek a restraining order or a secret residence until you feel safe again.
Warren and Migliaccio: Seek Divorce Assistance Today
When it’s time to end your marriage, contact the divorce and family law attorneys at Warren and Migliaccio. Our experience in divorce court can help you seek the retribution you deserve from your marital dissolution. Contact us today at 888-584-9614 for a consultation.