Divorce and physical or mental disabilities

On Behalf of | Apr 23, 2020 | Divorce |

For those who have a physical or mental disability, daily life often presents many different challenges. Whether someone has to step down from their job as a result of physical immobility or someone struggles in various ways due to mental disabilities, incapacitation is extremely challenging for many people and their loved ones. Whether you are struggling with a disability or your spouse is disabled, there are a number of unique factors to take into consideration when approaching the process of getting a divorce.

For starters, those with disabilities are not always able to manage their divorce properly or work through legal matters on their own. Issues such as child custody also become concerning when one parent is not able to provide their child with the care that they are counting on. Moreover, the mental toll of the divorce process is usually greater for someone who has a disability.

Sadly, many people become disabled suddenly. For example, some people develop a condition that affects their mental state, while others are involved in debilitating accidents that rearrange their entire lives. In some instances, disabilities are the primary reason why couples decide to end their marriage, especially since these disabilities often place strain on people and their loved ones.

It is crucial to work through the divorce process correctly and have a firm understanding of how your disability (or your spouse’s disability) will affect your divorce. We discuss a lot of other topics related to bringing a marriage to an end on our website, please make sure that you are prepared for the potential challenges that lie ahead.


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