A Difficult Divorce: Why You?

Alternative dispute mechanisms like mediation help you craft satisfying agreements concerning property, financial support and parenting issues at lower financial and emotional costs. Sometimes though, unfortunately, one spouse is willing to work cooperatively and the other is not.

Trying to divorce a partner who seems interested in maintaining conflict is not easy. Termed high-conflict personalities, these persons seem captured in their own emotions toward divorce or their partner. Look out for these tendencies in high-conflict characters:

  • Inability to visualize the impact of negative actions and decisions aimed at their partner or their children
  • Tendency to use divorce proceedings to correct perceived wrongs during the marriage
  • Resistance to rational advice, problem-solving techniques or compromise
  • Marked lack of empathy, flexibility or ability to accept responsibility
  • Tendency to negatively stereotype their partner, including accusations of parental, sexual or even criminal wrongdoing
  • Proclivity toward passive and aggressive behaviors, depression, narcissism or borderline personality disorders

The first step to resolving a high-conflict divorce is recognizing it. Our firm has decades of experience identifying these personalities and fighting for the rights of clients who would otherwise have seen their lives diminished or destroyed by the combative nature of their former partner.

No divorce is easy, but some are worse than others. If it happens to you, call us at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. 

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