Palatine Attorney for Mental Health and Drug Issues in Divorce
DuPage County Complex Divorce Lawyer
The process of divorce is rarely easy. Even in the most amicable, uncontested situations, there are likely to be periods of struggle and difficulty. When mental health and substance abuse concerns enter the picture, what was relatively simple can become exponentially more complicated. The Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C., is a Palatine-based law firm committed to helping those whose marriages have been impacted by personality disorders or addiction. No matter how complex your circumstances may be, help is just a phone call away.
For more than 12 years, Attorney Nicholas W. Richardson has been working with families in the midst of extremely challenging divorce situations. His compassionate approach, combined with his complete dedication to client service, can help simplify the process while allowing you to focus on your family’s more immediate needs.
Legal Counsel for Mental Health Divorce Concerns
Mental illnesses and personality disorders can dramatically affect how a person sees the world, in general, and his or her own circumstances, in particular. Many disorders drastically distort reality for the sufferer, sometimes leading to unreasonable demands, false impressions and complete unwillingness to negotiate. In many cases, such symptoms may be cyclical or intermittent, making the entire divorce process extremely unpredictable. Attorney Richardson understands the ways in which mental health can impact a divorce and is prepared to employ outside professionals as needed to help navigate the challenges.
Substance Abuse and Addiction
Alcohol and drug abuse can also present enormous difficulties to a couple going through a divorce. Whether the behaviors were the cause of the divorce or the stress of the divorce led one party to become dependent, the effects can be devastating to a workable agreement. In many cases, alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and collaborative law, are simply not possible, and the Court is required to intervene. The Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C., recognizes the sensitivity of drug and alcohol addiction and will do everything possible to find a resolution that protects your rights and ensures your safety.
Barrington Lawyer for Child-Related Concerns
The divorce process is often just the beginning when mental health and addiction are part of the equation, especially if children are involved. Substance abuse and mental disorders must be considered very carefully in the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time matters. While the rights of a parent are extremely important, the well-being of the children must always remain the top priority for all parties. Attorney Richardson is prepared to help you develop an arrangement that acknowledges the rights of both parents but does not place the children at unnecessary risk.
If your spouse is battling mental illness or substance abuse and you are considering divorce, contact the Law Office of Nicholas W. Richardson, P.C. today for a free initial consultation. You can discuss your case; ask questions; and explore your various options under the law. Call 847.873.6741 for an appointment. The firm is proud to serve the needs of families in Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Cook County and DuPage County.