Thank you. Is this contested or uncontested? In other words, are you both agreeing to get divorced? If so, you will both agree on how things will be split, whether alimony
will be paid, etc. If it's contested, then you'll have to fight it out in court, which is usually the worse option and costs you much more time, energy, and stress. The court will look at these factors when considering how assets will split: Duration of the marriageAge and health of the spousesWhether one spouse can demonstrate a need to stay in the marital home — for instance, if the custodial parent
needs to keep the home to raise the childrenWhether it is feasible to split the property down the middleWhether the assets are liquidIncome of the spouses at the time of the divorceOther court-ordered financial obligations, such as alimonyLikely financial future of each partyWhether one of the spouses wasted the couple’s assetsWhether a spouse fraudulently transferred property in anticipation of divorceAs you can see, "whether one of the spouses wasted the couple's assets" is an issue the court looks at. If you were to show that your wife was taking her pay and using a lot of it to buy drugs, then yes, this could definitely affect the property distribution
in the divorce. The question is whether you can prove it or not. If she was using cash, it's not likely you'll be able to prove anything, and just the fact that she is a drug user will likely not change the distribution of assets much if at all. Hope this helps!If you valued my time, please consider rating me positively at the top of the page. Experts don't get credit for our answers until you do. If you have further questions, please continue to ask them until you're completely satisfied. DISCLAIMER: This is not legal advice and I am not your lawyer. My questions are based on my knowledge of the jurisdiction where I am admitted to practice, my experience on this site over several years, and research on the relevant laws and statutes for your jurisdiction, if any. My information is not advice and you should always speak to local counsel before you act.