No. Unfortunately, divorce is, at least from a lawyer’s perspective and the division of assets aspect, a business proposition. Unfortunately, our clients often look at is as the emotional impact and we understand and look at that, but that’s why you hire someone such as ourselves. We’re experienced at divorce and detached emotionally as we […]
Would the situation be any different if the parent were suffering from a mental health issue such as bi-polar disorder or schizophrenia, rather than an addiction?
If someone doesn’t believe that the children will be safe alone with their ex spouse who is a recovering addict, can that person ask a judge to deny custody or visitation requests?
Is someone entitled to a larger share of marital property if the person’s ex used the family’s assets to fund the individual’s addiction?
You really have to think about what the addiction is doing to the relationship between the spouses. Typically that comes up in the manner of finances. If someone has an addiction and he or she can’t stop themselves from engaging in certain behaviors, then finances are often impacted because a person may be spending excessively […]
In New Jersey there is no separate grounds for divorce based upon addiction. If you are asserting that your spouse has an addiction and you want to use that as the base for you getting a divorce, you’re essentially asserting that there is cause for the divorce, not no cause. When you file a complaint […]
Addiction is not limited to solely drugs and alcohol. It really is the presence of any type of behavior that is persistent in nature and that continues in the face of adverse consequences. So, if the person engages in a behavior that could be a perfectly, normal, healthy and legal activity but it’s starting to […]
Addictions vary from person to person, but you’re going to see certain signs come up no matter what type of addiction it is. You’re looking for behavior that is repetitive in nature and that continues in the face of adverse consequences. So, there are times when one person’s behavior can be identical to another person, […]
New Jersey family lawyer Allison Williams discusses dealing with addiction during and after divorce, and how addiction impacts financial settlements and custody.
After years of studying the impact of divorce on children, we have discovered that it is the CONFLICT between the parents, not the divorce per se, that is so emotionally traumatic for children.