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Bloomingdale Divorce Mental Health Addiction Attorneys

LOMBARD

900 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-932-9100

BLOOMINGDALE

134 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630-529-4761

ST. CHARLES

333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104, St. Charles, IL 60175

Phone: 630-443-0600

JOLIET

58 N. Chicago Street, Suite 500, Joliet, IL 60432

Phone: 815-727-4500

CHICAGO

105 W. Madison Street, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 630-932-9100

Mental Health and Addictions Issues in Divorce Lawyers

Attorneys for Divorce Matters in Joliet, Lombard, and St. Charles

Marriage can be difficult even under the best of circumstances. However, when one spouse has a personality disorder or a drug or alcohol addiction, the situation can become nearly unbearable and divorce may be the only viable option. Addictions and mental health problems are a unique dynamic that makes it harder to negotiate a reasonable and amicable settlement. If you are facing a divorce involving mental health issues and addictions, it is important to be represented by a family law attorney with particular experience in this area.

At Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we understand the sensitive nature of divorces involving addictions and mental health issues. For over 35 years, we have represented clients in the Chicagoland area and throughout Illinois for even the most difficult divorces. Our award-winning attorneys have been highly recognized for our experience, skill and client-centered approach. Our lawyers are honest, compassionate, responsive and down to earth. We know this is a difficult time for you, and we work hard to make the legal process as smooth and seamless as possible. We offer free initial consultations, extended evening and weekend hours, five convenient locations, and we provide regular updates on the progress of your case.

Mental Health Issues and Divorce

If one party in a marriage is mentally incapacitated or has a severe alcohol or drug addiction that largely controls his or her behavior, it is often accompanied by violence aor abuse. Unfortunately, individuals with personality disorders or addictions often live in their own reality wherein they are the victims and their behavior is somehow justified. Reasoning with such individuals is futile, and typically the only way to get their attention is to take strong action.

Informing a person with a mental illness you want a divorce is a delicate matter in and of itself. It is difficult to predict how they will respond, and it may be necessary to move out of your home first for your own safety. Restraining orders and other court actions may also be needed to ensure you are fully protected.

During the divorce proceeding, the court may order an exam by a psychologist or psychiatrist to assess the mental health of your spouse and determine child custody and visitation rights. In many cases, limited visitation may be appropriate along with provisions that prohibit consumption of alcohol or drugs within 24 hours of the visit. The court may also order counseling, treatment or other forms of therapy to help your spouse address his or her issues.

Divorce involving mental health issues and addictions can be highly stressful for everyone involved. These issues must be handled firmly but with compassion and sensitivity. Remember, the goal is for you and your spouse to part ways amicably and work out an arrangement that is in the best interests of the children. The attorneys at Mevorah Law Offices LLC are skilled litigators and negotiators and have extensive experience dealing with these matters. If you are considering a divorce involving mental health or other complex issues, contact our offices today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100 for a free consultation.
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