Divorce is in many ways similar to death. Like death, there are different stages of divorce a person must transition through before they can completely move on. The final stage, recovery, might be the most difficult. It’s natural for many men to want to cling to that failed relationship and …CONTINUE READING
Do Men Take Breakups Harder Than Women?
Do men or women take breakups harder? New research suggests that women might experience more emotional turmoil after a split, but men have more difficulty recovering. Researchers from Binghamption University and University College London recently surveyed nearly 6,000 participants from 96 countries and asked them to rate the emotional and …CONTINUE READING
How Do I Prove My Wife’s Drinking Is Endangering Our Kids?
Question: My wife is an alcoholic and regularly drives with our 9- and 10-year-old kids in the car after drinking. What proof do I need to prove that her alcohol abuse is putting them in danger so I can get custody? Can the kids testify against her?CONTINUE READING
Protecting Children From An Alcoholic Parent
Question: I am engaged and we have a child together, but I am increasingly fearful for our children’s safety when with my fiancée, who is an alcoholic. She can become dangerous and should not be left unattended with the children when she is drinking. She even drunken drives with our …CONTINUE READING
Advice On Divorce: How To Deal With An Alcoholic Wife
Question: My alcoholic wife’s disease has driven me to seek advice on divorce. Nothing has been filed yet, but I am increasingly concerned for my children’s safety. If my wife is intoxicated, do I have the legal right to take the children and move them away from her?CONTINUE READING
Morality Clause: Prohibiting Use of Alcohol and Drugs
By Michelle Hughes Divorce Lawyer, Cordell & Cordell The society that we live in is inundated with sex, drugs and alcohol on television, in music and in the movies. With all of these outside influences, parents find that it is important, more than ever, to impart morals and values on …CONTINUE READING
How can I legally protect my children from their abusive mom?
Question: My ex-wife is an alcoholic and I believe she is abusing our children. There is no custody arrangement in order, but the children spend the majority of their time with her. Since there is no custody agreement, can I move with the children out of state to protect them …CONTINUE READING
Can my wife keep my children from spending the night with me if I live with an alcoholic?
Question: My wife and I have been separated for a while and I am living with my parents while she stays in the marital home. My wife will not let me have my daughter spend the night with me since my father is an alcoholic and she doesn’t want the …CONTINUE READING
Will I be responsible for her increase in auto insurance due to her DUI?
Question: My soon-to-be ex-wife was cited with a DUI after she served me with divorce papers. Will I be responsible for her increase in auto insurance due to her DUI? Answer: First let me preface my answer by stating that I am not licensed to practice law in the state …CONTINUE READING
Parental Strife Harms Children’s Mental Health
A parent sees the physician, complaining of a child’s behaviour and possibly even somatic concerns. The child may present with any number of issues such as, school anxiety, inattention, depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, aggressive behaviour, non-compliance, substance abuse, headaches, and/or stomachaches. Attention is typically drawn directly to the child and …CONTINUE READING