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Old 06-05-2017, 01:49 PM
JimJames90 JimJames90 is offline
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Hello everyone,

Currently my mother is seeking a divorce, but it's rather a complicated scenario and we are worried that my father will try to take advantage of the situation. They're both 60yrs old, have been married for almost 35 years, one child (me), and have never been separated. My mother did work before I was born and a little bit in between, but for the most part she's been a stay at home mom. Last time she worked was probably 20yrs ago.

So the complicated stuff... My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's about five years ago and does receive a disability for that while still working. He's been using his diagnosis quite a bit to his advantage to get away with whatever he wants. The best way to explain it, he's created quite a toxic environment at home. There is no physical abuse, but mentally for both my mom and I, it's incredibly stressful. If there is a serious disagreement or something doesn't go his way, he'll go off to the doctor and we have absolutely no idea what goes on. He has been keeping us away from his doctor visits and at one point he was required to visit a psychologist which only lasted 10 visits at the very most.

We are worried that he would use this to his advantage during a divorce. Is that possible? Any insight would be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance.
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