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How to prepare to divorce a narcissist

On Behalf of | Apr 22, 2021 | Divorce

Divorcing your spouse can be difficult to accomplish, but it can be even harder when they are a narcissist. When a narcissistic spouse can make the challenges of divorce even harder, knowing how to prepare for this type of divorce can be a massive benefit. When your spouse may try to everything in their power to make things harder on you, here are four tips on how to make things easier for yourself:

Have plenty of your own money

Funds are a major necessity in a divorce. If you do not already have the funds you need to get by during your divorce, your spouse may try to use that against you in negotiations. They may attempt to drag things on knowing your money is tied up in your divorce, so it is best to secure the funds you need beforehand.

Gather your documents

Like money, proper documentation is essential in a divorce. If your spouse refuses to provide the necessary information, like bank statements or mortgage information, it can considerably slow down the time it takes to resolve a divorce. Having these documents beforehand can help combat these kinds of delays.

Do not back down during negotiations

Your spouse may have an idea of what they want from your divorce, but that does not mean that you should give up on your own goals. Your spouse may try to turn negotiations into a very long argument and look for ways to get you to give up more than you would need to. Remember that what you give up during divorce may come back to haunt you for years to come.

Do not divorce alone

Trying to make your way through divorce by yourself is a risky decision. When a lawyer can help you stand up to your spouse, negotiate for what you deserve, and secure the best possible outcome in your divorce, it only makes sense to get an attorney you can trust on your side.