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How Your Ex Might Be Making the Divorce Process More Difficult

Top Orange County divorce lawyers; The Maggio Law FirmAn angry ex can not only be a perpetual cause for mental stress, but also become a major factor in making the divorce litigation even more difficult to deal with. In some cases an angry ex might try to deliberately induce disputes and disagreements in the divorce litigation process. It is important to use your rationale and maintain a sensible standpoint while dealing with the dirty tricks of your spouse, in order to minimize the conflicts that might retard the speed of the divorce process. Here are a few tricks that you can expect from an irrational spouse who doesn’t intend on playing fair.

Fake accusations of abuse

Several women resort to fake accusations and allegations of child abuse or domestic violence on their husbands, in a bid to obtain the sole custody of the child. They might also do this, to get a restraining order issued from the court and remove their husbands from the marital home. In order to protect yourself from any such allegations, you must refrain from engaging in any violent disputes over the phone or email with your spouse. If however you do fall victim to fake accusations, you must steer clear of any aggressive responses that might aggravate the situation further. 

Restricting access to the community property

Many a times, the earning husbands try to play dirty by limiting financial access to their stay-at-home wives, as a form of revenge during the litigation process. In order to avoid such a situation, it is advisable to establish your entitlement to all forms of marital assets such as bank accounts, pension funds or credit card accounts, before you file a petition for divorce. If you are still skeptical about your husband withdrawing all the money from the joint account, you must transfer your funds to a separate account that is opened solely in your name. 

Refuting the validity of verbal agreements

In a bid to minimize the volume of paperwork required in a divorce litigation, many people make the blunder of believing that their partner will stand his/her ground on the verbal agreements made in the past. What with the intense resentment and feeling of revenge against each other, many spouses renege from whatever they earlier agreed upon. In order to avoid getting caught up in this vicious circle of lies and foul play it is best to create written legal documents of all such agreements and get them duly signed by your spouse and his or her attorney.

Remember, dirty tricks such as these, will not only unnecessarily cost you a lot of your valuable time and money, but also stay as a permanent blot on your character forever.

Getting divorced in California can be complicated.  Download our free eBook, 18 Important Things to Know About California Divorce to educate yourself on the process.  

divorce_attorneyGerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law lawyer and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas. Mr. Maggio assists clients with legal issues including divorce, legal separation, divorce mediation, child custody, prenuptial agreements, stepparent adoptions, and other family law issues. Mr. Maggio has practiced law in California since 1999, and founded The Maggio Law Firm in 2005, focusing exclusively on divorce and family law matters.

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