Your 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.
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.
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:
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.