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How do I deal with a difficult spouse in a high-asset divorce?

| Mar 23, 2018 | High Asset Divorce |

One thing that divorce is often not in high-asset couplings in the St. Charles area is amicable. More money, assets and property often mean more problems. When emotions are involved, the stakes are higher, and the situation becomes highly complex. It is not uncommon for separating couples to let their feelings about their failed relationships take center stage and use them to delay and cause problems during their divorces. 

Believe it or not, your partner’s behavior during the divorce can have an impact on the settlement. Consider the following tactics to diffuse the situation to improve the outcome of your negotiations. 

Do not allow your feelings to take over 

It might seem hard for you to resort to stooping to your partner’s level when they start hurling insults, false allegations and hurtful words your way. Stay calm and rational about the situation. Keep in mind that divorce is essentially a business matter, states LiveAbout. Recognize that your spouse is probably acting out of anger and hurt feelings. Regardless of how they respond to you, always respond to them in a rational and reasonable manner. 

Acknowledge their feelings 

When relationships end, many people lack closure. Listen to what your spouse is really saying when they verbally attack you. Acknowledge their feelings and try to understand things from their perspective. Once you can see things their way, you will have a better idea of how you should respond to them. You will also be able to use that information to your advantage in the negotiations. 

Divorce is not always easy to get through, especially when one person does not want to act properly. Many people who are end up in contentious divorces benefit from working with an attorney.