New York Divorce Attorney on the antagonistic and bitter divorce battles can…

Antagonistic and bitter divorce battles can really cloud people’s judgment
Just this evening I read a news report on Yahoo about a couple who got divorced in Cambodia and so bitter and antagonistic was the split, that the wife claims her husband “brought his relatives and used saws to cut the house in half.” The wife said the divorce was “prompted by her husband’s jealousy about her alleged relationship with a policeman in the village. She denied having an extramarital affair.” So she was literally left with half a house.
There is no question that emotions can run high in divorces. And it makes sense. It’s understandable just from a human interest perspective. Yet, not every divorce has to be the War of the Roses. It is worth it to keep in mind that in such scenarios, there are no winners.
It is not just the parties that have to watch their emotions, it’s family members too. Governor Sarah Palin would probably agree. Also this evening, a bipartisan panel has found that the congenial governor fired Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan because he resisted pressure to fire a state trooper involved in a bitter divorce with the governor’s sister.
Again, bitterness in a divorce. It can really cloud one’s judgment. And the price can be high for one or both parties. If there are children involved, the story gets even sadder.
That is not to say that one should lie down and play dead in a divorce action. It is important to stand up for one’s fair share and for one’s rights and to protect one’s good name.
But it is to suggest that maybe a measured approach to the process can not only be less costly financially, it might even save your reputation in the long run.