Whether someone is addicted to slot machines, card games or betting on sports, gambling addictions can make life challenging in many ways. Sometimes, compulsive gambling results in the breakdown of a marriage, especially if a spouse is upset with their partner’s behavior or the financial complications associated with excessive gambling. Moreover, even when a gambling problem is not to blame for the end of a marriage, someone who has a tendency to gamble too much may have an especially difficult time with this during their divorce.
If you struggle with problem gambling, it is important to prevent divorce-related stress from worsening your gambling habits. Our law office understands how stressful divorce issues can be, but those who turn to gambling and other potentially concerning behaviors to cope with their stress may find themselves in an even worse position. On the other hand, if you are married to someone who struggles with gambling, you may find that it is necessary to end the marriage. Unfortunately, your attempts to convince your partner to stop gambling may have been unfruitful, and you may be tired of dealing with financial hardships resulting from your spouse’s gambling habit.
We understand the different challenges that people on both sides may face, and it is imperative for people to have a clear understanding of their options when working through the end of a marriage. Those struggling with gambling and other financial matters may need to pay especially close attention to some of the financial issues related to divorce.