During a divorce, if either spouse is dealing with serious diagnosed mental health issues, it could affect anything from property division to child custody. As always, the judge will need to spend some time considering what is in the children’s best interests before making any big decisions.
If the circumstances of the condition are extreme, the judge could decide to restrict some custodial or parenting time rights of the parent suffering from mental illness. This is generally reserved for circumstances in which the safety of the child is at risk when in the care of the parent suffering from mental illness.
Below is an example of a set of circumstances in which a judge might be forced to make this difficult determination:
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