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Dealing with a narcissist during divorce

On Behalf of | Feb 24, 2022 | blog, family law |

Getting a divorce in New Jersey doesn’t need to be a nightmare; there are plenty of methods you can use to make the process as quick and painless as possible. However, there is always the chance of a high-conflict divorce, especially if your spouse is a narcissist. The more you can do to avoid this disaster, the better it will be for all of the people involved.

Is it difficult to divorce a narcissist?

Divorcing a narcissist can be a complex and tricky affair. The capacity for contentious and obstructive behavior on their part is high. A narcissist can be a bully who tries to dominate proceedings. They can also employ passive aggressive behavior.

A narcissist may go out of their way to make the conflict as lengthy, tedious and emotionally draining. This is their way of causing as much damage as they can to their spouse. They may also hide behind an aggressive legal team. This lets them pose as the innocent one who is simply following their lawyer’s lead.

How to avoid a high-conflict divorce

There are a number of steps that you can take in order to avoid a high-conflict divorce. It’s a very good idea to keep all of your major assets in your own name rather than jointly with your spouse. This will speed up the process of quantifying assets so that a narcissist will have less legal ground to claim them. You can thus look forward to a speedier separation.

Getting divorced from a narcissist can involve a major expenditure of energy, time and money. However, by doing all you can to reduce conflict, you may be able to get the divorce over with more quickly.