What to Expect if You Divorce an Angry Spouse

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At Jetton & Meredith, PLLC, we understand that going through a divorce can be intimidating, especially if you have a volatile ex-spouse in your life who wants to argue with you throughout each phase of the legal process. That is why we want to help you prepare for what to expect if your spouse is still angry about your divorce. Remember, divorce can sometimes bring out the ugliest traits in a person, so by recognizing this fact, you can better prepare yourself both mentally and emotionally.

Tendency #1: Backing Out of Arguments

Some angry ex-spouses will agree on something being disputed just so the matter will quickly go away. Later, the spouse won’t respect the agreement because it was a verbal argument and they feel their word isn’t binding. This is why it is crucial to document any agreements you reach with your spouse regarding the terms of your divorce. Writing everything down can save you the headache of trying to prove what your spouse expresses to you verbally.

Tendency #2: Stalling the Divorce Process

Both parties in the divorce will need to submit numerous documents before their marriage is officially terminated by the court. Because so much paperwork is involved in a divorce, angry spouses will sometimes purposely refuse to provide the necessary documents for a variety of reasons just to stall the process. This is why it is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side who knows how to handle this type of stalling tactic.

Tendency #3: Denying Access to Conjugal Assets

Don’t be surprised if your spouse attempts to limit access to bank accounts and properties that you used to share before you filed for divorce. Make sure you make copies of important documents for any properties or accounts that you share with your spouse. Your attorney will need these documents to prove which assets you are entitled to.

Tendency #4: Using Your Past Against You

Our divorce attorneys have seen everything when it comes to spouses trying to dig up damaging information to use against our clients. From planting hidden microphones and cameras to interrogating mutual friends, this occurs more frequently than most people realize. If this happens during your divorce, make sure you don’t retaliate in the same manner because it can end up hurting your case more than it helps.

Are you planning to divorce your spouse? Do you need advice from a qualified legal professional? Then call Jetton & Meredith today at (704) 931-5535 to schedule a consultation to allow us to assist you through the legal process.