Don’t let your case be killed by toxic relatives. Learn what to do (and not do) so you can manage them during your divorce.
I’ve seen issues with relatives in many divorce cases including own! All of a sudden toxic relatives come out of the woodwork to criticize you in court.
In my case the ex ex wife of 35 years ago fronted up to court to be a witness, as well as the old nanny who wasn’t the nanny at all! AND the step kids were dragged in to it too.
I’ve seen aunties, grandparents, exs, friends and neighbours front up at court as witnesses and add a level of toxicity you wouldn’t believe!
It’s awful for everyone involved and can get ugly – so what to do?
Here are 3 ways to deal with relatives during your divorce case:
1. Always try to be nice – extra nice! Keep it cordial with the ex’s family (especially if you have kids) and if there is a court case say nothing!!! Play the game.
2. Be careful of anything and everything you say. ZIP IT! It’s all evidence.
3. Watch what you say around your kids and be super careful of parental alienation. You don’t want family members to bring up conversations as evidence – it does happen!
If you are going to court be aware that everyone has to pick a side. Friends and relatives included. It’s very hard to be on both sides. It really doesn’t work so accept it and be civil.
Watch my video podcast with further tips and check out my other video on how to not lose friends during divorce!
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