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Divorce When Your Spouse Has Bipolar Disorder

On Behalf of | Dec 12, 2021 | Divorce

You will need successful, proven strategies for a San Diego divorce when your spouse has bipolar disorder.  Generally speaking, those with bipolar disorder shift between states of ecstatic energy and overwhelming depression.  Over time, these behaviors can become a difficult challenge in the context of a marriage.  It is not uncommon for you to feel some responsibility for these shifts and worry about how to face a divorce when your spouse has bipolar disorder.

There are plenty of issues to be concerned about.  One has no idea how a bipolar disorder will affect a person facing a disorder, even if symptoms have been relatively controlled in the past.  Studies on this issue have shown a person with bipolar disorder can manifest a broad spectrum of emotions and behaviors from suicide to homicidal impulses, psychotic episodes and outbursts leading to the destruction of personal property and harm to spouses and children alike.  If any actions have concerned you or threats have been made you need to consider protective measures including restraining orders and Court supervised counseling.

Another thing to prepare for in a divorce when your spouse had bipolar disorder is a broad range of reckless behavior.  Those with bipolar disorder going through a divorce have often been known to run up credit cards, damage homes and vehicles, and show up unexpectedly at home, school and even workplaces.

The Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq have extensive experience in San Diego divorce cases involving personality disorders.  We help our clients to develop strategies to secure all accounts and sources of credit to limit potential financial misconduct.  We work with psychological and law enforcement professionals to protect our clients well being as well as the safety and best interests of children.

You need to carefully plan and prepare for a San Diego divorce when your spouse has bipolar disorder.  Our experienced staff will work to protect your goals and the best interests of your children while managing the process of your divorce.  It is absolutely possible to make preparations to reduce the likelihood of these risks and protect yourself and your children throughout the process.  We will work with you to discuss your unique circumstances and carefully plan each step.

Protect your own interests and contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment for a remote or socially distanced consultation with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists.