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A Few Dirty Tricks You Should be Aware of During a Divorce

Aug 19, 2014


divorce.jpgYour divorce doesn’t have to be difficult if you become educated on a few games lawyers play to give one side the advantage. Even the spouse you are divorcing may try dirty tricks to have more power and walk away with more from the divorce. Here are a few common tricks to be aware of when going through your divorce.

For Starters

Learn to recognize a scheme forming as its happening. Don’t react strongly or lose your temper, but rather stay cool. Finally, plan your response and what steps you may want to take to counter the attack.

Don’t Play Dirty Tricks or Let them Happen To You

There are several financial ways to hurt someone or to get attacked. If you are the primary financial provider, don’t avoid paying household bills. Wait until the court has told you to do this or you will force the other spouse to accept an unfair settlement because out of desperation.

Other financial dirty tricks to be aware of include:

  • If one spouse takes all the money out of joint bank accounts and then doesn’t assist when checks begin to bounce
  • If one spouse doesn’t have an income and the other waits till the last minute to pay support even though the spouse waiting for support is sustaining the children
  • If one spouse charges large purchase on joint credit cards and then the other spouse is forced it pay for it since they are responsible for any credit card debts in the divorce settlement

Other tricks that people try are regarding custody. One spouse may try to petition court for primary custody even though you’ve already verbally arranged to joint custody. Another trick is when one party refuses to speak to the other, which makes arrangements impossible and creates conflict.

Divorce can be stressful enough, but protecting yourself by being aware of lawyer tactics can make the process a lot more manageable.



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