What is it like to divorce an alcoholic? What can a spouse expect when divorcing an alcoholic?
If you asked 10 different spouses who have gone through this experience, you may get 10 different answers. That is because we believe the number one truth about divorcing an alcoholic who continues to abuse alcohol is that it is unpredictable. The level of difficulty when dealing with an alcoholic with an ongoing alcohol abuse problem can vary so greatly from one person to another that the greatest consistency is a lack of consistency.
So then, how does a spouse who is divorcing an alcoholic plan and prepare? That is why we wrote this article. There are steps a spouse can take when divorcing an alcoholic that can make the divorce process smoother. In our experience, much of what we write is common sense but common sense that has been validated through our significant experience as Orange County divorce attorneys.
You probably already know this but we will say it anyway – this is not legal advice about your specific case. These are just some tips that we believe may help a spouse who is divorcing an alcoholic and needs general information on the subject. Nothing we write here is a substitute for advice directly about your case.
Please ensure you have a private consultation with an experienced family law attorney. Finally, we only write about divorcing an alcoholic from California law’s perspective.
At the end of this article, we provide you with our contact information to reach us if your matter is or will be in Orange County, California and you need an experienced family law attorney in Orange County to help you. [Read more…]