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How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce

Thomas A. Greenwald | March 5, 2024

If your spouse has a high-conflict personality, your divorce could very easily get messy. Often, a high-conflict divorce will involve a lack of trust, dishonesty, hiding assets, or even verbal or physical abuse. You can’t change your soon-to-be ex, but you can adopt a few key strategies to minimize the acrimony and protect your own mental health.

  • When they try to provoke you, don’t take the bait. Don’t engage with someone who has a high-conflict personality; nothing good will come of it. Instead, communicate with them as little as possible, and let your attorney be the buffer between you when necessary.
  • Establish clear boundaries for your ex’s behavior and stick to them. Don’t let them manipulate you or take control of the divorce process.
  • When you absolutely must communicate with your ex directly, keep a friendly but firm tone, and say what you need to say as succinctly as possible.

If you need help navigating a high-conflict divorce, our Texas divorce attorneys have significant experience with these types of cases, and we are here to assist you make the process as calm and productive as possible. Contact us for a consultation today.

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