1. I’m taking the children, and you will never see them again.
Threatening to run away with the children is considered kidnapping in some states.
Also, it can be grounds for the Court to enter an emergency order stating you are not allowed to have time with your children because you may abscond with them.
Most importantly the Judge may hold this against you when finalizing a parenting plan because you are unable or unwilling to co-parent.
Finally, you may appear to the Judge as irrational and unstable by making such threats.
2. I don’t care how much money it costs-I’m going to let the Judge decide
Comments like this incite unnecessary litigation.
Your spouse will believe the only way you are willing to resolve your divorce is by litigating.
When you litigate, the process is out of your control. And, the attorneys and the Judge will determine what happens to you family.
3. I’m telling our children and our families why the divorce is your fault
Divorce is an emotional process. But it is always better to take the high road.
If you tell the children that the divorce is your spouse’s fault, this is a factor the Judge will consider when determining a permanent parenting plan. You should never tell your children about the divorce proceedings.
Telling family members that it is your spouse’s fault will have longtime negative effects. It will make family gatherings in the future a negative and anxious environment for your whole family. But mostly for your children.
4. I’m going to quit my job and you won’t get a dime of support from me.
Quitting you job will not get you out of paying support – whether it’s spousal support or child support.
Telling your spouse this is your plan is considered hearsay. But it is admissible hearsay because it is considered an admission, which is an exception.
Don’t make threats to your spouse. Most importantly, don’t believe threats made to your spouse won’t be found out by the Judge.
Take Away Advice:
Never say anything to your spouse that you would not want the Judge to know you said.
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