Divorce can be a very difficult time for people. As a result, sometimes their emotions get the best of them. However, it’s important to know how to handle nasty divorce behavior. Handling this behavior can help make your divorce go much smoother than you’d expect…

Nasty Divorce Behavior: How to Handle It


Being stubborn is a common example of nasty divorce behavior. Some people don’t want to work with their spouse on anything related to their divorce. They might think they can’t trust their spouse. Or, they might feel that they won’t get anywhere. After all, what their spouse wants won’t be what they want, right?

In reality, odds are both spouses want a good outcome for each other. This usually means they’ll be willing to work together to get an agreement their both happy with. If your spouse is being stubborn, try to explain to them how cooperation will actually benefit you both.


Lying is another example of nasty divorce behavior. Spouses might chose to lie for a number of reasons. They may lie about their money or assets so they don’t have to split as much in the divorce. Extreme situations may have a spouse lie about their partner in order to have an “advantage” in the divorce.

However, sometimes these lies come about due to divorce fears rather than trying to get back at their partners. They may be worried about the effects divorce could have on them and their lifestyle. If you have to handle a lying spouse, do your best to gather evidence that refutes their claims. You could also try talking to them to figure out their motivations and why exactly they lied in the first place.


Anger is one of the more difficult nasty divorce behaviors. A spouse who is angry over their divorce might take their anger out on the other person, despite them doing nothing wrong. They might be petty to them, or be completely insulting to them anytime they see them. 

If you’re dealing with an angry spouse, try to limit your interactions with them. Only talk to them yourself if it’s absolutely necessary. Do your best to ignore their insults and instead, use them against them. These threats and comments can help you in court and cost your spouse.