Tips to manage a divorce from an angry spouse

Mar 1 2017 - Posted by , in Divorce

Most divorces result because one person, not both, decided that the relationship was over. This can cause feelings of consternation, anger, and confusion – a dangerous combination while you engage in the delicate task of untangling two lives. Divorces are always messy, but they become more complicated if they are not properly planned. This post will go over how to deal with an angry spouse during a divorce.

You may wonder, why would anyone be angry during a divorce? If someone is seeking it, it must mean the relationship is over. If anything, that person should feel sad, not angry. While that sounds nice on paper, the reality is that many divorces are surprises for the other spouse. One person usually wants to work to save the marriage, and the other is simply done. That futile desire can and often does lead to anger.

It’s normal for someone to lash out when they are upset. The most common way that angry spouses lash it is to restrict the divorcing spouse’s access to the joint accounts. If you do not usually handle the finances, you need to prepare for this. You need to know how to access the accounts and how much money is in each account. You will need money for the opening days of the divorce. Additionally, you should make a habit of learning the financial aspects of your life now that you are going to be single.

If you are considering divorce, you should contact an attorney before you file any paperwork. As you can see, there are more things to consider than merely the financial or legal aspects. You need to plan for your divorce, including, knowing where the money is. That doesn’t mean you need to do it alone, but you do need to be ready for it.

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