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What my Alcoholic husband has done to himself has effected

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What my Alcoholic husband has done to himself has effected me in many ways.
To the point where I hate him, since the government says Alcoholism is a disease,
but I don't agree. How would this be treated in the courts if I considered a divorce, we have been married 48 years.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.
The courts do not see alcoholism in any unique category but they do view it as a grounds for a divorce especially since there is abuse usually associated with it. When one party is deemed at fault in the divorce, the court will consider broader discretion in dividing the marital assets.
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 year ago.
I work in Texas and have practiced family law for 4-5 years.