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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and optic nerves), specifically attacking the myelin, the fatty substance that surrounds and insulates the nerve fibers, as well as the nerve fibers themselves. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems.

 

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  • Family Law and Divorce: When a Partner has MS Presented by Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek, Esq. (4/15/16)
    The disability resulting from MS usually leads to major disruptions of the individual’s social role, psychological well-being, and quality of life, which also means a major impact on family members. This can lead to marital stress and possible divorce, which requires a thorough review of the related legal issues, such as child custody, visitation rights, child support, alimony and maintenance.

 

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