Divorce can be hard to deal with even under normal circumstances. Divorcing a narcissist, on the other hand, can be a real ordeal. The lack of empathy on your spouse’s part can make it difficult for them to find common ground with you, as a result of which you might not be able to come to a consensus on key issues like alimony, child custody, and child support.
One of the best ways to avoid getting manipulated or taken advantage of in any way by your narcissistic spouse is to hire a skilled divorce lawyer who has experience in handling high-conflict divorce cases. Attorney Jay Davis has decades of experience in handling contested divorces and can provide you with aggressive, high-level representation that can deliver the results you want.
To find out how Massachusetts divorce attorney Jay Davis can help you, call our firm today at (617) 752-6216 or contact us online and schedule a free consultation.
Things to Consider While Divorcing a Narcissist
Do Not Engage in Blame Games
Narcissists generally do not take any responsibility for their actions. So, your spouse is likely to blame you for everything — including the divorce. If you try to respond to their accusations or argue with them, it will only escalate the situation. Instead, take the high road, stick to the facts, and stay focused on your divorce goals.
Explain the Situation to Your Kids
Your narcissistic spouse will try to manipulate everyone — including your kids — to get what they want. You can avoid it by explaining the situation to your kids and telling them your side of the story. Make your kids understand that you have nothing but their best interests at heart and make sure they do not get swayed by your spouse’s lies and exaggerations.
Gather the Required Documents
One of the key traits of a narcissist is their ability to lie without any sense of shame or remorse. So, be prepared for your spouse to lie about everything: what you do, how much you make, what you spend it on, and more. So, make sure you gather all the documents related to your divorce: pay slips, bank account statements, credit card statements, tax returns, records related to your retirement accounts, investments, and more. Any time your spouse lies about something, refute it with the help of documented evidence, rather than arguing with them.
Listen to Your Lawyer
When you are going through something as emotionally exhausting as a divorce, it might be tempting to seek advice and guidance from your family and friends. However, the suggestions that your family members or friends might share with you might not be applicable to your divorce because the person you are engaged in a legal battle with is not a normal person, but a narcissist.
This is why you should only listen to your lawyer, who would have handled cases similar to yours in the past and can give you objective and strategic advice that can turn the odds in your favor and help you get the results you want.
Attorney Jay Davis has the expertise, negotiation skills, and experience needed to handle high-conflict, contested divorce cases and can make sure you are not taken advantage of by your narcissistic spouse. To discuss your divorce case with Massachusetts family law attorney Jay Davis, call our firm today at (617) 752-6216 or contact us online and schedule a free consultation.
Restrict Communication with Your Ex-Spouse
Your ex will leave no chance to emotionally manipulate you or guilt-trip you into thinking that everything is your fault. You can deny them the chance to do so by restricting communication with them. Do not respond to their texts or emails. Do not try to meet them in person to discuss your divorce. Channel your communications through your divorce lawyer whenever possible.
The Importance of Hiring the Right Massachusetts Divorce Attorney
Hiring a competent attorney who knows how to deal with narcissists can significantly increase your chances of achieving your divorce goals. Your attorney should be able to walk a fine line between aggression and diplomacy. If they are too aggressive, they might unnecessarily escalate the situation. On the other hand, if they are too nice, your narcissistic spouse might be able to steamroll over them and get what they want.
This is why it’s essential to choose a committed Massachusetts divorce attorney who knows how to deal with a narcissist who is looking to keep you perpetually engaged in a legal battle.
Looking to Divorce Your Narcissistic Spouse? Legal Help is Here
Attorney Jay Davis knows how stressful it can be to be engaged in a legal battle with a narcissist. He can represent you, fight for your interests, refute your spouse’s lies and exaggerated claims, and do everything in his capacity to get the results you want.
Apart from helping you with your divorce, attorney Jay Davis can also help you with other family law issues like child custody, child support, modifications, and restraining orders. To discuss your case, call Davis Law Group today at (617) 752-6216 or contact us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation.The post Divorcing a Narcissist in Massachusetts? Read This Short Guide first appeared on Davis Law Group.