Emotional Abuse During Your Divorce: The Signs and How the Law Can Help

Divorce can be one of the most stressful experiences an individual will go through in their lifetime. If your partner thinks you are to blame, they may go out of their way to make it even more stressful for you. Other times, your spouse may resort to behaviors which cause you extreme emotional distress. Either way, although you are already going through a divorce, your spouse does not have the right to be emotionally abusive.

Signs of Emotional Abuse

While most people think of physical when they hear the word “abuse”, emotional abuse can be just as devastating and traumatizing. Signs that your spouse may be emotionally abusive can include, but are not limited to:

  • Yelling
  • Isolation
  • Spreading lies on social media
  • Making threats
  • Criticizing weight, clothing, or appearance
  • Controlling financial decisions or accounts
  • Shaming
  • Sharing personal and private photographs  

dealing with emotional abuse during divorceEmotional Abuse and the Law

If your spouse has engaged in emotional abuse during your divorce, be sure to notify your attorney. This information can be utilized during your divorce to leverage the outcome you would like. Additionally, if your spouse has engaged in emotional behavior, you may have the right to file a civil lawsuit for damages and harm caused. While civil lawsuits are an entirely separate area of law, you should speak to an experienced attorney about your options.  

Contact an Experienced New York Divorce Attorney Today

Divorce is never an easy decision. This, however, doesn’t mean it can’t be done amicably. While filing for divorce can be a difficult decision, choosing the right attorney doesn’t have to be. Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. is one of the most trusted names in New York when it comes to divorce. Brian and his experienced team are aggressive, intelligent and strategic. They work diligently with clients and customize representation strategies to fit individual needs. So if you’re looking for a divorce attorney who will fight for you, contact Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C.





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