Experienced San Diego Divorce Attorney Handling Cases Involving Substance Abuse
The decision to file for divorce is very stressful for most people. Changing your family dynamic and deciding how to split assets can often cause anger, resentment and frustration, not to mention fear about the future. These feelings are often compounded if you believe your spouse has a substance abuse problem and may even be a major contributing factor in your decision to dissolve your marriage.
However, before you take any decisive action, it is important to speak with an experienced San Diego divorce attorney about your rights and options. At the law firm of Anthony C. Starks, I have over 25 years of experience helping people navigate these sensitive issues clearly. For assistance with your family law or divorce issues, contact me today toll free at 866.606.5094 or locally at 619.573.6162 to arrange your consultation.
Many people think their significant other may have a substance abuse problem or may make that allegation, but proof will need to be provided to the court for this to be used a factor when arguing or negotiating issues. If you believe your spouse has a substance abuse problem, whether it involves prescription medication, drug addiction or alcohol abuse, as your San Diego divorce attorney, I can help evaluate your situation and present you with options that can help you change your current circumstances if an actual problem exists.
Proving substance abuse exists can affect every aspect of a divorce action, including:
In many situations, a spouse who has a substance abuse problem cannot work or has problems sustaining employment. This can affect his or her ability to pay child support and alimony. He or she may also present a danger to the children, especially if while under the influence the spouse becomes violent and a domestic violence situation arises.
If you think your spouse does have a substance abuse problem, having effective counsel on your side can help provide peace of mind and help you achieve a fair outcome that will provide a safe and secure future for you and your children.
Although you can find more information about this family law practice s here on the website, the best way to address your legal divorce and substance abuse concerns is to take the first step and contact me online or call 619.573.6162 or 866.606.5094.
Please also recognize that the information on this site is very general and should not be taken as legal advice.