Common Divorce Tricks
It can be tempting to make divorce about what tricks you can pull to secure the best outcome, but these tricks are really just shortcuts that won’t get you far. At Miller Law Group, we find that the best route to take during divorce is the high road. Be honest and forthright throughout the process, and the judge will see that. Conversely, the judge will also notice dishonesty. If the court finds out that you have been pulling tricks in order to secure the outcome you want, it can do more harm than good.
Tricks That Can Come Back to Haunt You
There are many tempting tactics for divorce, but our divorce attorneys caution against these and similar tricks:
- Money tricks – One of the biggest factors in any divorce is money. Things like moving money out of your spouse’s bank account, using your spouse’s account to make purchases and canceling credit cards are all tricks that should be avoided.
- Custody tricks – Sadly, some parents use their children as pawns to get what they want out of divorce. This can include petitioning for primary custody when you really will agree to joint custody or pitting children against their other parent.
- The silent treatment – What can seem innocuous and even beneficial can actually be a manipulative strategy used in some divorces. Refusing to talk to your spouse, while appropriate in some situations, can actually be used to intentionally create drama that isn’t there.
- False allegations of abuse – One of the most severe divorce tactics is accusing a spouse of abuse, either spousal abuse or child abuse. Such severe allegations, if proved untrue, can have severe consequences for the accuser.
Contacting Miller Law Group, P.C. for a Shrewd Strategy
At Miller Law Group, P.C., our divorce lawyers take time to be discerning and meticulous in order to come up with the best divorce strategies. We never use quick tricks and shortcuts to get our clients the outcome they deserve. Contact our law firm for guidance for whatever divorce-related issue you face!