Written by attorney Molly S. Rosenblum

Common Threats (That Cant Happen) Made During a Divorce Or Custody Case

The following statements are the most common threats made during a divorce and/or custody case. We offer some suggestions on how to deal with these threats. We usually recommend that you not respond to these accusations but rather document the exchange. If you fear for your safety call the police.

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Remember to keep documentation of these threats up to date and provide your attorney with updated copies as new events are documented. If any questions about how to deal with these or other threats please feel free to contact me to discuss. But remember, such threats are common, and will usually backfire on the person making them, especially if you keep an accurate and timely journal. Don’t be intimidated or get upset when you hear such threats and comments. Rather, simply realize that these tactics are common in many litigated cases, and in the long run, usually amount to nothing. Moreover, the less your reaction to such threats, the less likely they are to continue.

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