The difficulty of divorce when abuse, untreated mental illness and substance abuse are involved.
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Everyone who has gone through a divorce thinks theirs is the divorce from hell, and of course, not divorce is easy. But some are harder than others. In fact, some are truly traumatic, especially when intimate partner abuse, untreated mental illness, or substance abuse are involved.
Lisa Fischel-Wolovick, former nurse, domestic violence advocate and current attorney with extensive experience in family court, has written a book titled, “Traumatic Divorce and Separation: The Impact of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse in Custody and Divorce.” She shares her experiences with what is sometimes called high conflict divorce, with gender bias in the courts, and talks about what we might be able to do about it.
Join us as we first air this discussion about traumatic divorce, the difficulty of divorce when abuse, untreated mental illness and substance abuse are involved.