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Dealing with Personality Disorders and a Difficult Former Spouse

On Behalf of | Oct 11, 2019 | Divorce

Dealing with personality disorders and a difficult former spouse usually increases the cost and time frame associated with a divorce.  We have often discussed the impact of disagreement and dispute between the parties as the primary source of cost in a Carlsbad divorce.  What happens when you former spouse is bullying, argumentative or has a borderline personality disorder or other challenging psychological condition?

Personality disorders and a difficult former spouse are one of the central reasons to work with the Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq.  In every divorce, the psychological factors of the parties play a central role in the formation of strategy.  The challenge in these situations is to employ tactics and strategies that take personality disorders and behaviors into account, while firmly positioning negotiations to ensure our client’s goals and objectives are accomplished.

Mediation is an excellent alternative in these cases as it places a “neutral” third party between you and a challenging former spouse.  The primary strategy is to redirect head-on attacks while reinforcing the common goal of a fair settlement and managing cost.  This environment creates boundaries that protect all parties (and you particularly) while fostering better communications and dispute resolution.

Our experienced family law attorneys understand the complexities of these conditions and the impact they can have upon all aspects of a divorce including settlement negotiations, child custody and parenting time, and support issues.  The psychological profile of a former spouse can and will alter the process with which your divorce is managed.

If you are concerned about the impacts of personality disorders and a difficult former spouse will have upon your upcoming divorce we invite you to contact the experienced Carlsbad divorce attorneys at Burke & Domercq or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.