Archive: August 2005

Decision Makes Husband Enabler to Ex-Wife’s Alcoholism

Published: Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

A recent court of appeals decision, which is recommended for publication, contains a startling analogy: it compares alcoholism to cancer and diabetes. The case might effectively overrule a previous court of appeals decision that is frequently cited for the proposition that maintenance payors do not need to be enablers for an alcoholic ex-spouse.