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When divorce and narcissism collide

On Behalf of | Dec 13, 2022 | high asset divorce |

As the new year starts, many Minnesota spouses will be preparing to file divorce petitions. For some, it is simply a matter of irreconcilable differences and relationships that have become distant and lonely. For others, however, a decision has been made to file for divorce rather than remain in a marriage with a narcissist.  

For those in the latter group, court proceedings may be stressful and challenging, making it all the more important to know where to seek support. Narcissists typically do not play by the rules. They see life and the world around them only in connection to how it affects them personally. This can make divorce proceedings difficult for the other spouse.  

A narcissist might try to hide assets or fail to disclose necessary information 

Narcissists want whatever makes them happy and will go to great lengths to get it, even if it means being dishonest. This is the type of person who will hide assets in a divorce, which is a form of perjury and is punishable by the court. A narcissist might also refuse to disclose financial information or will disregard a child custody or child support order, then make excuses or blame others for doing so.  

A spouse who plans on filing for divorce in a Minnesota court can always use added emotional support and legal guidance. When the other spouse is a narcissist, the need for support is even greater. In such cases, it is always best to consult with an experienced family law attorney, rather than try to go it alone in court, when battling for a fair settlement against a narcissist.