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If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that many people struggle with some form of mental health.  It is comforting to know that the mental illness narrative in law has shifted over the year but it still may impact your family law court case. Whether your mental illness is temporary and instigated by the divorce or struggle with persistent mental disorders, your condition affects the court case. The best way to know how to handle yourself and win your family law case when you struggle with serious mental illness is to know beforehand your disorder’s impact on the divorce and child custody case.

Mental Illness and Divorce

For many people, divorce can heighten a parent’s mental health. When you get divorced, your world and life turn upside down. As you go through the court process, it is entirely normal to feel overwhelmed and confused. While your mental health issues might disappear once the judge finalizes your divorce, that doesn’t lessen the physical, mental, and emotional toll it takes on your life.

Lawyers are aware of the mental toll divorce takes on a person to offer mental health considerations. You must speak with your lawyer if you are struggling because not only does this help them understand your position, but they can direct you towards counseling services to aid you during this difficult time.

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