Divorcing a Controlling or Emotionally Abusive Spouse

Divorcing a Controlling or Emotionally Abusive Spouse

May 03, 2013

Many people find themselves divorcing a manipulative spouse, which can make the divorce or separation process more difficult. We can move your case forward and get a final divorce judgment but the manipulative and controlling spouse can make the post-judgment process even more difficult-just when you thought you were rid of them, they keep doing things that make life difficult especially when there are children involved.

Attorney Edgar has been practicing in the local community for the last 15 years and has extensive experience in dealing with the manipulative spouse.

After 15 years, we have seen all types of people and behaviors. The continuation after divorce usually happens with an ex-spouse who was emotionally abusive prior to divorce. An example occurs when a divorcing spouse decides to leave the home because they are tired of being controlled or emotionally and financially abused.

There are plenty of examples of controlling and manipulative spouses and we have dealt with plenty of them over the years and your case may be similar to others that we have handled. The manipulative spouse won’t allow visitation with the children, using the kids as pawns, in an effort to hurt and or control the other spouse. The manipulative spouse does not see or feel the damage that they are doing to their children. Even after winning a favorable custody schedule, an ex-spouse may try to poison the children’s minds against a parent, called parental alienation syndrome.

The thing that you need to know is that there are remedies available to you. Don’t just take it or accept that as status quo, it is important to contact us right away.

It is important that you discuss these situations and facts with an experienced family law lawyer. Please contact Attorney Edgar & Dow for a free initial consultation to discuss a legal strategy to stop the abuse.


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