by Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
I had a client whose spouse was very difficult during the divorce proceedings. My client, while going through a divorce, found a significant other, and the spouse was wild with jealously, trying to do everything possible to make everyone’s life miserable. Including renting a house directly across the street from the marital home.
The spouse would verbally attack the new love and/or the spouse at the mailbox, at the school, at the mall. The spouse would box up all the personal effects and leave them out on the lawn for all the neighbors to see and the sprinklers to destroy. The spouse would tamper with the mail, and generally spend the days spying. This spouse was out side when the they went to work, and when they came home.
Not only was the spouse vindictive, but the kids were in the cross fires. This went on and on even after the divorce. It seemed to the neighbors that the police were always being called for one reason or another. Finally, after two years post dissolution of this craziness, the lover moved out and the now former spouse left the rented house. What happened was they finally got an emotional divorce. The legal divorce was done two years prior, but neither party, it seemed, had let go. They were as entwined as they were when they were still married. The moral of the story is to get an emotional divorce along with a legal one. For more information about this or other divorce topics, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at http://www.familylawwpb.com for more information.