Couples ending their marriage are usually well-advised to compromise and strike a fair deal to expedite the process, so that both parties can move on with their lives. However, some people treat divorce like a war, seemingly convinced that blaming the other spouse is the way to achieve a material benefit. Such behavior makes for a high-conflict divorce.
A high-conflict divorce is characterized by negative conduct by either spouse, whether intentional or not, that can interfere with the legal process and cause emotional turmoil. Some common characteristics of high-conflict divorces include:
If your spouse engages in any of these aggressive or irrational behaviors, it is important to remain calm and not get drawn into conflict. The following are guidelines to help you get through the divorce process when the other party is overly combative:
The Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis serves clients in divorce and family law matters throughout the greater metropolitan Buffalo, New York area. Contact us online or call 716-886-9600 to schedule a free initial consultation.
As a Buffalo divorce lawyer for 28 years, I have devoted myself to solving the problems that affect families throughout the Buffalo metropolitan area and Western New York. As a family law attorney, I make it my goal to create a partnership of trust with my clients. People put their trust in me to handle cases that can potentially have a long-lasting impact on not only their lives, but the lives of their family as well.
Alexandra M. Rockwood is a Senior Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates and has been with the firm since early 2020. She primarily practices in the areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, child custody, and child support. Alexandra is a practicing matrimonial and family law attorney as…