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#665385 - 09/21/10 03:45 PM Mental illness implication on Alimony and Custody
ciowa Offline

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What is the implication of proven mental illness of wife during divorce on custody and alimony. Any possible negative consequences on the husband?
Any other issues worth considering?

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#665386 - 10/19/10 11:02 PM Re: Mental illness implication on Alimony and Custody [Re: ciowa]
elliesmom Offline
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There could be many implications. If she is so mentally ill that she cannot support herself - a spouse may have to pay alimony for an extended period - possible life if it was a long-term marriage.

If her mental illness interferes with her ability to provide a safe home for the children it certainly could have bearing. However anyone wishing to make such a claim should not have her be the stay-at-home mom. You can hardly argue that she is dangerous when she was entrusted to care for the kids during the marriage.
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