It's hard to reconcile addiction with competent parenting. Many alcoholics and addicts struggle mightily with their demons while retaining custody of their minor kids. But it's a sad fact that those who are most impacted by the struggle are the children.
Before you plan to divorce, you will probably have an idea that you want to separate from your spouse. Maybe they're not treating you well, or perhaps you've both just grown apart. Whatever the problem is, the reality is that you're interested in separating and getting a divorce.
With the school year quickly coming to an end, there's no better time than now to plan a summer vacation with your children. While this sounds easy enough, you could run into custody-related challenges if you and your ex-spouse aren't on the same page in regard to your trip.