For some people, the idea of trying to peacefully terminate their relationship with their ex simply isn’t an option. Their idea of divorce is as a no holds barred slugfest, where all that counts is that you come out less damaged than your opponent.
Read on for some useful tips on how to turn your divorce into your own edition of modern warfare.
1. Let Your Feelings of Anger Make Decisions For You
Anger is a very powerful emotion. Channel all this energy and let it be the basis for all of your decision-making.
People who try to deal with their anger are liable to be understanding and controlled. That domestic agreement is fair for both parties, but why accept something that’s fair? Make sure your lawyer helps to exaggerate your position so that your ex understands their only option to give up every last penny.
In your free time, use every option to vent and talk spitefully about your ex to friends, so that they can help add tension and anger to an already bitter situation.
2. Lie, Cheat, Steal and Manipulate Your Ex
You have the moral high ground. After all, your ex is to blame for this entire situation. If they had paid a little more attention, or if they had been a little more thoughtful, or if they had simply been a completely different person, it wouldn’t have come to this.
So how can you respond? Well, the best way to drive a further wedge between you and your ex is to use every underhanded tactic you can think of.
Do you have friends that still support and empathise with your ex? Invent some stories that make them understand your point of view.
Is there evidence that doesn’t paint you in a favourable light? Make it disappear.
One thing you might want to consider is that all your lying, cheating, stealing and manipulating might not be looked upon with quite so much reason and understanding by a judge.
3. Fight Tooth and Nail About Minor Details
You’re part of the way there. The terms for child and spousal support are agreeable but you’re simply not willing to budge on who will get that set of decorative lawn gnomes. Meeting after meeting goes by with a variety of suggestions and proposals but to no avail. This is a battle you simply aren’t willing to concede.
And why should you? Sure, in the end the battle is over meaningless trinkets that you don’t even actually want – but giving up here will be embarrassing. So the best option is to fight on relentlessly.
4. Be Unreasonable
Collaborative family law in Newmarket is the simplest and most amicable way to terminate a marriage. But it also requires understanding your ex’s point of view and agreeing to mutually beneficial compromises.
But that’s not your style.
If you’re looking for a sure fire way to extend the cost and length of your divorce, you’re going to want to be sure that your ability to be unreasonable is firing on both cylinders. Forget for a minute that they are a fellow human being and use every last opportunity to make unreasonable demands and requests.
5. Insist On Taking the Case To Court
That’s it. That’s the final straw. The only possible way to decide this is in front of a judge.
Sure, the agreement that has been offered to you is fair, but the only way you can get closure is to have your lawyer really hammer your ex in court, just like they do in the movies.
You don’t care how much it’s going to cost or how long it’s going to take – this is going to end in court.
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Well done! You’ve managed to create the longest, most bitter, most expensive divorce possible! Sure, you might regret it later on, but the short term gratification is totally worth it.
Of course, if it turns out that you don’t actually want to go through this plan, you can always contact the lawyers at Epstein & Associates for exceptional legal advice that represents your interests and puts you in a position where you and your family can succeed. Otherwise, the only person that benefits will be your lawyer.