When you first met your husband, he swept you off your feet by doing everything he could to prove his love. Expensive gifts and lavish trips were just a few of the methods he used. And when it came time to become engaged, it was what you had always dreamed of. The wedding was magical and you thought you couldn’t get any happier, until the newness wore off. Your husband turned into a different person; one who is controlling, vain and downright mean. Attempting to gain a divorce from a narcissist in often difficult, and a Marin County divorce lawyer explains why.

They Think They Are Above the Law

  • Your husband may have laughed in your face when you told him you wanted a divorce. He may have degraded you by saying that you’re nothing without him and wouldn’t be able to take care of yourself alone. Narcissists think they are above the law and that they don’t need to abide by its rules. They also think they are better than everyone else. If your husband is a narcissist, he may not take your intentions seriously.

They Lack Empathy

  • Hoping that your spouse will feel compassion towards you and your kids during this difficult time is likely a waste. He may try to deny basic needs such as child or spousal support. Narcissists lack empathy and don’t think that the ugly actions they perform are wrong.

They Are Master Manipulators

  • Narcissists excel at manipulating people and having others think what they want. After all, it worked on you in the beginning. Your husband will most likely try to manipulate the lawyers and the judge into thinking that he is the victim in the situation and that you are a bad person, in order to get what he wants.

Divorcing a narcissistic husband is an absolute nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be as bad if you have the help of a compassionate and experienced San Francisco divorce lawyer on your side.

The Law Offices of Paul H. Nathan specialize in these types of divorces. Contact us today to find out if we can help you.

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