Divorcing an Alcoholic with Stacy Phillips

Mandy Walker

By Mandy Walker | Jun 13th, 2023

Divorcing an alcoholic is never easy. Challenges can continue long after the divorce decree is issued. This is especially true if you have children. How can a person cope with alcoholism in a marriage? How do you know when it’s time to give up and seek a divorce? What is the best way to rely on your support network when you’re going through it?

In this episode of Divorce & Other Things You Can Handle, I speak with celebrity divorce attorney Stacy Phillips about her own personal experience with her ex-husband’s alcoholism and their divorce. In our discussion, we address the questions above and more in Stacy’s compelling retelling of her own experience of divorcing an alcoholic.

Alcoholism & Marriage

When Does Drinking Become an Issue That Warrants Divorce?

Is It Okay to Break Wedding Vows Due to Alcoholism?

Dealing with Guilt

What To Do If You You Need to Get Divorce

About Stacy Phillips

Stacy D. Phillips, a certified family law specialist and the author of “Divorce, It’s All About Control: How to Win the Emotional, Psychological and Legal Wars,” offers her insight, knowledge, and experience to support readers coping with divorce and avoiding common divorce battles. Jockeying for control is at the heart of most contentious divorces, and Ms. Phillips explains how to regain and maintain control throughout this stressful process.

Ms. Phillips is a Partner at Blank Rome LLP. She is a nationally recognized family law practitioner, handling primarily high-net-worth and high-profile divorce cases. She has guided clients through critical transitions in their lives for more than 36 years with experience in every facet of family law, including:

Ms. Phillips is known for her skilled persuasion, adept negotiation, aggressive advocacy, and compassion in representing her clients, whether in litigation, mediation, or Collaborative Divorce. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Ms. Phillips is a contributing writer, editorial consultant, or commentator for select legal and consumer publications, including:

Ms. Phillips is a sought-after commentator on matrimonial issues in the news, having appeared on numerous local and national radio and television shows including:

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Mandy Walker

Mandy Walker

Mandy Walker is a divorce mediator and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® based in Boulder, Colorado. She works with individuals and couples helping them to end their relationships with dignity and respect, creating an understanding of the process and their options so they can feel confident in the decisions they’re making.


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