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What do you do when a divorce turns ugly?

On Behalf of | Apr 5, 2022 | Family Law |

When a romantic relationship is no longer tenable, things can turn really ugly at any stage of the divorce process.  Divorce means splitting marital assets, figuring out child and spousal support payments, and deciding how custody will be shared.  And all these can be contentious.

It is not uncommon for a divorcing couple to turn against each other when money and children are involved.  If this happens, it is important that you take appropriate steps to safeguard your rights, interests and, most importantly, your peace of mind.  Here are a couple of things you need to do when dealing with a nasty divorce.

Keep your cool

There is no doubt that divorce can bring out the worst in people.  However, if your soon-to-be ex attempts to impose their toxic behaviors on you, do not retaliate.  Instead, try to document everything.  Be sure to keep records of their rants and toxicities so you can present them in court.  Do the same if they are hostile to the children too or if they are trying to turn them against you.

Prepare yourself for anything

You probably dreamed of a wonderful marriage, and it can break your heart to see the person you once loved turn into a monster.  To overcome such a situation, understand that their actions are not your fault and that they are determined to hurt you for their selfish needs.  This will keep you focused and help you put your post-divorce life together.

Understand the law

Divorce will definitely take its toll on you.  And things will not get any better if your soon-to-be ex is devoted to making life unbearable for you.  However, regardless of the circumstances leading up to your divorce, it is important that you understand how Pennsylvania divorce laws work.

Divorce shatters dreams and hopes.  The situation can get even more troublesome if your soon-to-be ex becomes aggressive.  Find out how you can protect your rights and interests while going through a nasty divorce.


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