How to deal with a lying spouse during divorce

On Behalf of | Jan 4, 2024 | Divorce |

There’s no doubt that divorce is an emotional experience. But you have to find a way to navigate the emotional and psychological challenges of your marriage dissolution if you want to secure an outcome that protects your best interests, including your financial stability and time with your children.

But that can be hard to do when you’re dealing with someone who apparently does nothing but lie. Fortunately, you have options here.

How to deal with a compulsive liar during your divorce

If you find that your spouse continues to lie during your divorce, be prepared to set the record straight. Letting your spouse get away with falsehoods could taint the court’s perception of you and your marriage, thereby leading to a bad outcome.

But how do you get a handle on your spouse’s lying during your divorce? Here are some tips for doing so:

  • Gather evidence, such as financial records and witness statements that contradict your spouse and paints a clear picture of your circumstances.
  • Depose your spouse so that you lock them into their statements and can highlight for the court any inconsistencies in your spouse’s accounting of events.
  • Secure experts who can give an unbiased and skilled opinion on key matters such as forensic accounting, mental health, and asset valuation.
  • Request a child custody evaluation so that the court has access to a comprehensive report generated by a neutral party.
  • Only communicate with your spouse in writing so that they can’t try to wiggle out from under the statements they’ve made to you.

Take control of your divorce

When a spouse lies during marriage dissolution, it can feel like the entire process is getting away from you. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead, you can diligently work to develop sound legal strategies aimed at reclaiming control over your future.