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How to handle a Narcissist husband in divorce court

Columbus, GA |
Filed under: Divorce court

I have finally found the courage to divorce my husband who is verbally and emotionally abusive to me. Once we go to court he will lie to get whatever he wants, he is a con-artist, and I'm soft spoken. How should I handle myself in court when he starts to lie?

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  1. This goes either badly or well.

    It goes well if you have an attorney who knows your strengths and weaknesses, and his, and uses those effectively in court.

    It goes very badly if you represent yourself, as your lawyer will handle his lies properly, and it is very unlikely you will have the legal skills to do so.

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  2. Individuals who lie in Court can be difficult to handle in Court because they require you to prove them wrong sometimes which can be difficult depending on what type of evidence you have. In addition, you still need to be able to maintain your composure in Court, stay focused on the issues at hand, and not engage with the other side directly as all of this can be a poor reflection on you. I agree with my colleague and highly recommend that you retain an attorney who can help decipher what issues to fight him on, what type of documents and evidence you need to prove or disprove an issue, and someone to be there to speak for you when you are upset/frustrated.

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