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Illinois divorce attorney, Illinois family lawyer, Illinois marriage laws,Problem gambling can destroy a marriage and family. The National Council on Problem Gambling reports that, in 2008 between one quarter and one half of spouses of compulsive gamblers have been abused by their spouse/the compulsive gambler. Furthermore, a 2002 study of emergency rooms across the nation found that the rate of domestic violence increased by 10.5 times when the victim’s intimate partner was found to be a problem gambler. And one 2000 study found that problem gambling is as serious of a risk factor for domestic violence as alcohol abuse.

When you decide to divorce your spouse because of problem gambling, what role will your partner’s gambling habits (and the behaviors and results that flow from these habits) play in the divorce proceedings?

Is Gambling a Ground for Seeking a “Fault-Based” Divorce?


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