What is the impact of personality disorders and toxic relationships on a North County divorce? Marriages which end due to personality disorders, controlling or abusive relationships or addictions often lead to a time consuming, expensive and litigious divorce. It doesn’t have to be this way. The experienced Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq can help you to manage a difficult former spouse while keeping the process of your divorce as orderly and efficient as possible.
The impact of personality disorders and toxic relationships on a marriage doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of courage to consider divorce. Usually a person simply reaches a breaking point where they simply can’t continue to handle the stress, anxiety and threat hanging over every day of the relationship with their existing spouse.
In most cases, communications between the parties have broken down over the years. A controlling personality will often become even more exaggerated if the topic of divorce is considered. The first nugget of truth you need to commit firmly to memory is this: A current or former spouse is the worst source of legal advice. They are seldom right and don’t have your best interests in mind.
The second piece of reality (and peace of mind for you) is this: just because your former spouse has a personality disorder, addiction or a is manipulative and controlling doesn’t have to mean your divorce will be a dragged out expensive battle.
The experienced Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq know how to manage divorces involving personality disorders and toxic relationships. We work with our clients to establish goals and objectives as well as a plan to provide a safe, calm and supportive space throughout the course of the divorce.
Mediation may be a strong alternative in these cases. The structure of mediation and the skill of the appropriate mediator can help to control the circumstances surrounding a difficult former spouse. Our attorneys are skilled finders of fact and trial attorneys. From discovery through mediation and, if necessary, litigation before the Family Court our proven divorce lawyers will stand up for your interests and work to efficiently accomplish your goals and objectives.