What do you need to know about a San Diego divorce when your spouse has narcissistic personality disorder? You have struggled through your marriage with a narcissist and are considering or have decided to quit the fight. Your not alone. The Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq have managed several divorce cases for clients who were married to a narcissist. Like your marriage, you know your divorce will not be an easy process. The experience and skill of your attorney will make a substantial difference in your case.
The basic essence of a narcissist is their absolute need to win at all costs. This is especially true in child custody and visitation proceedings. Negotiation is often fruitless. Even mediation can prove to be an ineffective tool in a divorce when your spouse has narcissistic personality disorder. The narcissist will try to convince you they “know the law” and tell you “how things are going to go.” They will often use the legal process of a divorce to financially challenge and wear down their soon-to-be former spouse. We protect our clients and manage the case to protect the goals they’ve established while working to limit the wasted efforts of the opposing party.
Narcissists want their counsel to file far too many motions designed to wear you down, run up the cost and make it more difficult (or impossible) to settle. Even when issues have seemingly been “resolved” or “settled” narcissists tend to try to reopen the matter or issue.
The good news is you will get through this with the support, skill, counsel and proven strategies of our Certified Family Law Specialists. We can not only stand up for and protect your legal interests, we can help to shield you from a lot of the attack and stress while guiding the proceedings to a productive conclusion. Considering a San Diego divorce when your spouse has narcissistic personality disorder can seem as impossible as your marriage itself. It isn’t. We invite you to meet us, discuss your unique circumstances and learn more about how we’ve helped others in similar circumstances and all we can and will do to protect your interests and goals.