While spouses in Texas are in some instances able to part on relatively peaceful terms, this is not always the case. In some instances, divorce is fueled by anger and betrayal. In such contentious and high-conflict divorces, litigation can be long, drawn-out and ultimately expensive. Toward the end, some individuals can be so blinded by a desire for revenge that they are unable to realize that ultimately they are hurting themselves.
An out-of-state woman was understandably upset when she confirmed that her husband was cheating on her. In an unusual move, the woman bough a billboard to broadcast the following message: GPS tracker – $250, Nikon Camera with zoom lens – $1600, Catching my lying husband and buying this billboard with our investment account – Priceless. Tell Jessica you’re moving in!
In a divorce that escalates beyond being classified as high-conflict, and becomes a game of power struggles and revenge, there can be a serious price to pay. Beyond draining investment and retiring accounts through tireless litigation, such animosity can damage relations with any children involved, friends and other family. Often, when all is said and done, the emotional damage is not worth it.
In divorces that resemble this in Texas, it is essential to retain an attorney that will defend a client’s rights and interests, but also work to move the divorce through court quickly in pursuit of a resolution. With an attorney experienced in handling high-conflict divorces, an individual is more apt to be able to move on with their life in a timely fashion. The divorce will mean the end of the marriage, but it will also mean the first step in a brighter future.
Source: AdWeek, “Wife Puts Up Nasty Billboard to Get Revenge on Cheating Husband Splashing his name on Fox News? Priceless,” Rebecca Cullers, March 21, 2013