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5 red flags that your ex is being unfair to you during a divorce

On Behalf of | Dec 19, 2023 | Blog, Divorce

Each divorce in Texas is unique, and splits can intensify emotions. It is important to be aware of signs that your spouse may be treating you unfairly.

Recognizing red flags can help you navigate the divorce process more effectively.

1. Behaving oddly with finances

One significant red flag is the presence of financial discrepancies. Keep a close eye on joint bank accounts, assets and debts. If you notice unexplained withdrawals, hidden assets or sudden changes in financial behavior, it may indicate an attempt to manipulate the division of assets unfairly.

2. Hiding information

Another warning sign is the concealment of information. If your spouse is reluctant to share financial details, such as income, investments or debts, it could be an attempt to gain an advantage in property division or spousal support negotiations. Transparency is important to ensure a fair outcome for both parties.

3. Denying parental access

In Texas, child custody matters are of utmost importance. If your spouse is restricting access to your children without valid reasons or violating court-ordered visitation schedules, it may be a red flag of unfair treatment. Co-parenting should prioritize the well-being of the children.

4. Refusing mediation or compromise

Texas has 1.4 divorces per 1,000 people. A third party can help in many of these splits, and a refusal to engage in mediation or compromise can signal unfair behavior. Texas encourages divorcing couples to seek amicable solutions through mediation, and a spouse’s unwillingness to participate may suggest a lack of cooperation. Fair compromise can lead to a smoother divorce process and more satisfactory outcomes for both parties.

5. Trying emotional manipulation

Emotional manipulation is another red flag to watch for during divorce proceedings. If your spouse is using emotional tactics to gain an advantage or placing unnecessary stress on you, it may be a sign of unfair treatment. Clear communication and emotional boundaries are helpful for a fair and respectful divorce process.

Divorce is a challenging experience. Recognizing red flags can help you navigate the process more effectively so you can work towards a fair resolution in Texas.