How Substance Abuse Affects Divorce

Unfortunately, substance abuse is a common issue in Illinois. When one spouse is abusing alcohol or drugs, life for the other spouse can become very difficult. Oftentimes, substance abuse in a marriage leads to divorce. If you are divorcing a spouse with substance abuse problems, you may be wondering how it will affect your divorce. Read on to find out. Child Custody When determining child custody, a judge’s main goal will be to keep your child’s best interests in mind when designing an arrangement. If a parent abuses alcohol or drugs, they are unlikely able to provide their child with the high-quality care they deserve. In fact, they may endanger their child if their substance abuse case is severe. It is important to keep in mind that although the judge may deny custody to a parent with a history of substance abuse, the parent may complete rehab or participate in substance abuse support groups so that they can request a child custody modification when they are…

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