How To Divorce When Your Spouse Is Furious

Posted on: 2 October 2018

Dealing with a furious spouse during a divorce is a very tricky affair. A furious spouse can be vengeful or take out their anger on you. Under such circumstances, you should expect a few challenges during and even after the divorce.

The best way to handle a divorce when you're dealing with such a spouse is to ensure that your anger doesn't lead you to do something that will turn the scales against you.

Don't Jump in the Ring with Them

The last thing you should do when you have a furious spouse on your hands is to join in. Furious people being involved in a divorce leads to actions that are out of character and possibly harmful. When both of you go the same route, someone could get hurt, or you could do or say something that is later used against you. Try to keep your cool regardless of what your spouse does.

Keep a Record of Your Spouse's Behavior

If your spouse is furious, there is a very good chance they'll say or do something that will be useful in court. A furious spouse may be dangerous to your children. If you wish for this to have an effect on the custody hearing, you should find a way to document the things that your spouse does or says.

Get Your Financial Life in Order

If your angry spouse was the sole breadwinner, you can't count on their support during or after the divorce. Even if they're required to make alimony and child support payments, you can't count on them not to make things difficult for you. Therefore, you should try as much as possible to get your financial life in order at this point in time. If you didn't have a job, you should consider getting one.

Focus on the Kids

A divorce can be very hard on the kids, especially if one or both parents are openly hostile. At this point in time, you should ensure that your kids are safe and that their needs are being met in spite of all that is happening. The kids are the first priority for the judge, and they should be yours, too.

Talk to Your Attorney Before Making Any Major Decisions

When you have an angry spouse you might be tempted to do something drastic like moving out of the house. Consult your divorce attorney before doing this as it can affect custody rulings.