In any divorce case, important matters pertaining to money, property, and children must be resolved before a final order can be issued. Unfortunately, disputes between the parties are common and can delay divorce proceedings. Passive-aggressive behavior on the part of a spouse is one of the most common issues. In addition to being a contributing factor in the break-up of your marriage, it can create problems during your divorce, as well.
Passive-aggressive behavior involves being unwilling or unable to communicate feelings in a direct way. In a marriage, this can result in pent up anger, frustration, and resentment in both parties, increasing the likelihood of a divorce. According to Psychology Today, there are five common warning signs that you are dealing with a passive-aggressive spouse:
It is not surprising when one spouse gets so fed up with the other’s passive-aggressive behavior that they eventually file for divorce. What can come as a shock is the way these personality traits can impact your divorce proceedings. Common problems you are likely to encounter include:
The good news is that all of these behaviors reflect negatively on your spouse, rather than you. While they can delay divorce proceedings, there is a strong chance that any final orders will be in your favor.
At the Women’s Divorce and Family Law, we provide the trusted guidance and aggressive legal representation you need when dealing with a passive-aggressive spouse. Call or contact our Chicago divorce attorneys and request a consultation today.
There are many factors to consider when contemplating divorce, and a pre-divorce planning session can help you begin to plan for a divorce. Please contact the professionals at the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group by calling (312) 585-6604 or clicking here to schedule a consultation.
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