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Alcohol and Divorce in Georgia

Posted by Diane Cherry, Managing Partner | Jul 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

Alcohol and Divorce in Georgia

Many people enjoy a glass or wine, couple of beers or a mixed drink as a daily form of relaxation after a day of work.  While many people think of such drinking as innocent, such drinking can often become the centerpiece in a divorce.  

Spouses frequently take photos of empty wine and beer bottles and magnify claims of excessive drinking. Even innocent social drinking can be exaggerated to appear as a significant drinking problem that causes issues in a divorce.

To avoid drinking allegations in a divorce, you should make sure you don't drink any alcoholic beverages at anytime during your divorce. Not on vacation, not with friends and certainly not within your home. Do not buy alcohol, do not store alcohol at home and do not go to bars or other venues where people are drinking.

Drinking claims can undermine custody and/or alimony claims in a divorce.  Avoid getting entangled in an alcohol abuse claim by steering clear of drinking while you are involved in a divorce.

Assume you are being followed by a private investigator 24 hours a day 7 days a week during your divorce and protect yourself from false, misleading and distorted allegations. 

If you have questions about divorce, call us to discuss your case.

About the Author

Diane Cherry, Managing Partner

I am an Atlanta area Family Law Attorney who has represented hundreds of clients in federal and state courts and administrative hearing cases throughout the State of Georgia.


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