It’s no secret that a divorce can be complicated and emotionally draining for all parties involved.




Because everyone’s emotions are running wild as life starts to drastically change between the parties.


And if you have any type of additional strain or conflict from your partner that can increase the emotional strain tenfold.

So How Can You Tell If Your Divorce Is A High Conflict Divorce Or If It’s Just Two People Upset About The Separation?


A high conflict case can be extremely damaging for all involved parties. It’s important to identify these types of cases early on in the process, so that a positive outcome can be achieved.


There are several key indicators that can help you make this determination.


  • Words – If you find yourself engaged in a lot of arguing, name-calling, blaming each other, putting each other down and slamming doors, having an all-or-nothing attitude, being disrespected and domineering, your divorce will be high conflict. 

  • Emotions – Can get the best of us. If your partner draws out emotions that you’ve never felt with anyone else before of you feeling attacked, repulsed or angered, chances are your divorce will be high conflict.

  • Behavior – The way some people act during a divorce can be another sign you’re having a high conflict divorce. Physical or emotional abuse, making excuses for their actions, playing the victim, violating your boundaries, morals and ethics are all red flags. 

Why Are High Conflict Divorce Cases Difficult To Handle?


High conflict divorce cases are hard to handle for a variety of reasons. 


One reason is when emotions are running high, it can be difficult for couples to communicate effectively. A breakdown of communication from the beginning creates a barrier and sets the precedence of how the divorce is going to proceed. 


Additionally, financial issues often become more complicated during a high conflict divorce. If children are involved, they may be caught in the middle of the conflict and suffer as a result. 


This type of divorce often involves a lot of paperwork and legal issues which can be lengthy and expensive leaving both parties feeling overwhelmed. 


But it’s possible to control a high conflict divorce. 




Try to identify difficulties and problems of your case early on. This can help both parties resolve their differences before things escalate. 


If you’re considering divorce, it’s important to know if your situation will be a high conflict divorce. 


By understanding the signs and symptoms of a high conflict divorce, you can take the necessary steps now to protect yourself as well as your children. 


Even if you’re already in the midst of a high conflict divorce, there are still things you can do to make the process go as smoothly as possible. 


Contact an experienced family law attorney today for help navigating these difficult waters.


Don’t let yourself be bullied during this difficult time. We’re here to help fight for your rights and help you achieve a positive outcome for all parties involved. Contact us today!