Substance Abuse And Divorce

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Substance Abuse And Divorce

A divorce can originate in a variety of ways. Financial stress, differences in parenting, sexual problems and religious disagreements are among the issues that can help destroy a marriage. But from our observation, substance abuse ranks as high as any of them as a cause or exacerbating factor in Orange County divorces.

If you are married to someone who is abusing alcohol or drugs — or if you have a chemical dependency problem — you can get help. That help can take the form of counseling, the support of friends, the establishment of good boundaries and healthy self-care. Help can also mean legal advice, especially when the other avenues have failed.


Get The Advice You Need, Right Now

At Hendrickson Cooper Hughes, based in Huntington Beach, California, our attorneys understand the relationship between substance abuse and divorce. We understand the pain and confusion some of our clients experience as they try to protect themselves and their children from the destructive effects of addiction.


Our experienced lawyers can help you answer questions like:

  • What can I do if my husband or wife is using drugs?
  • What if I don’t want to get divorced?
  • Is legal separation an option for me?
  • Will treatment or counseling help my spouse?
  • Is my spouse an alcoholic?
  • Do I need to go to rehab?
  • My wife or husband is drinking when the kids are around — what can I do to keep them safe?
  • What can I do to protect my kids from the effects of drug use?
  • Will drug or alcohol use affect our custody or visitation arrangements?
  • Do I need to open a separate bank account?


We evaluate each case as a unique matter. We can help you develop a plan that will make sense for you and your family.


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Contact Hendrickson Cooper Hughes to discuss your concerns. We can help you understand your options for resolving a difficult situation.