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Divorce as a recovering addict

On Behalf of | Mar 26, 2020 | Firm News

Divorce can be a wake-up call that it is time to address broader issues in your life. According to Addiction Campuses, addiction is the third-most commonly cited reason for divorce. The emotional battles of divorce can tempt you to fall back into bad habits. However, there are legal resources available to deal with the challenges divorce and addiction can bring.

Some people have a tough divorce because they were not aware of various family law issues, such as child support or custody, or because they were not prepared for the financial consequences of their divorce. For example, some people did not realize that certain assets would be subject to division, or they may have been unprepared from a financial perspective. Moreover, major divorce issues such as child custody can be daunting, and those who have a clear understanding of their options often fare better.

If you are in the middle of recovering from an addiction, you should not let this get in the way of your divorce. It may make sense to postpone your divorce, but ending an unhealthy marriage could also be beneficial in recovering from addiction. Some people develop these addictions as a direct result of a toxic relationship and can restore their sense of hope and happiness by moving on.