Navigating a legal proceeding against a narcissist, sociopath, or psychopath is not easy. This is because narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths typically refuse settlement offers and welcome litigation. It is important to hire an experienced attorney to represent you against a pathologically character and personality disordered adversary. Read on to learn more about how to navigate a legal proceeding when a narcissist, sociopath or psychopath is an adversary.
Predict What the Adverse Party May Do or Say in Court
The first thing you should do in navigating a legal proceeding against a narcissist is to predict what he/she may do or say in court. This will give you an overall framework for gathering evidence to contest his/her accusations. Read the opposing party’s complaint to obtain a general overview of the issues raised.
Once you identify all of the issues, think about the different discovery tools that can be utilized to gather evidence to contest each one. Consult with an experienced attorney right away to begin the discovery process. An attorney will know which questions to ask to obtain information.
When dealing with a narcissist, sociopath, or psychopath, it is best to limit direct communication with him/her. As an experienced attorney, I am strategic with all requests to the opposing party. I understand that such people often refuse to hand over critical information. I am savvy in using an assortment of legal tools to get the information I need to win my client’s case.
Take Control of Your Case with Assertiveness and Strategic Thinking
You must strategically work with your attorney when gathering evidence to support your position. Hire an attorney who is experienced in litigating cases involving sociopaths. I often tell my clients to limit direct communications with the narcissist. Narcissists and sociopaths seek to control all aspects of a situation. When you refuse to argue with him/her, or acknowledge his/her presence, this defeats him/her mentally. It also ensures you remain in control of your case. Strategic thinking is necessary if you want to defuse conflicts and obtain the information you need to prevail in your proceeding.
Work with your attorney to set parameters regarding communicating with the opposing party. You must stick to the plan the two of you develop. Deviating from the plan could potentially impact your position.
Choose a Lawyer Who Understands Your Case and Exemplifies the Traits You Need
Hire an attorney who is highly experienced in litigating against psychopaths. The attorney will know which tactics to utilize to obtain favorable results on her client’s behalf. When dealing with a narcissist, the attorney must not give into his/her delusion of superiority. Most narcissists are arrogant and seek self-admiration. An experienced attorney can identify such traits and use it to her advantage. Contact my law office for legal representation.
Avoid Pitfalls Inherent in Emails and Social Networking Websites
Do not blab about your lawsuit online. This includes emails to family members and friends regarding your case or social media updates. Electronic correspondence can be used against you in court. Even after your case is settled, refrain from discussing any details related to your case online.
Gain Confidence and Assume the Position of Power Instead of Victimization
Attend support groups offered by the local courthouse or library. These groups provide extensive information on how to prevail in legal matters. Such groups will give you a boost of confidence in navigating through legal proceedings.
I invite you to contact my law office to discuss how to navigate a legal proceeding when a narcissist, sociopath, or psychopath is an adversary. I can represent you and provide you with legal guidance on how to proceed through the legal system.
The Importance of Having an Empathetic Attorney Who Understands Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Going through a divorce is stressful. It can be even more complicated when you are divorcing a narcissistic spouse. A narcissist is a person that has an inflated sense of importance. Narcissistic people often have a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy towards others. Most narcissists suffer from low self-esteem and are vulnerable to the slightest criticism.
Divorcing a narcissistic spouse can be extremely problematic. Such spouses are often hard to deal with during a divorce and often make outrageous demands. It is highly important to have an empathetic attorney who understands a narcissistic personality disorder when seeking a divorce. Read on to learn more about what to expect when divorcing a narcissist and how an empathetic attorney can help you.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder Overview
People who exhibit severe narcissistic traits may suffer from narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). NPD is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of importance, a deep need for admiration, and a lack of empathy towards others. Narcissists are often arrogant, jealous of others, and will exploit people for their advantage. NPD cannot be cured, but professional treatment can help.
People who suffer from NPD have relationship problems. They feel unhappy and disappointed when they do not receive admiration or favors in which they believe are deserved. This is why it is often hard to divorce a narcissist. He may not want to agree to any settlement terms because of his need for admiration and arrogance. As an empathetic attorney, I understand how to deal with a narcissistic spouse. I use certain techniques to negotiate favorable settlements on my client’s behalf.
Divorcing a Narcissist
Divorcing a person suffering from NPD is not easy. Your narcissist spouse will likely not cooperate in reaching a settlement. The narcissist will try to manipulate and exploit you to get what he wants. He may even try to bully you into accepting a settlement. Your spouse will likely refuse to provide you with financial information, negotiate a settlement, listen to his attorney, not follow court orders, and use the children as pawns. Most narcissists love the adversarial aspects of the legal system.
When divorcing a narcissist, you should seek the support of your loved ones. Friends and family can help you identify the narcissistic behavior and help you maintain your sanity when dealing with your toxic spouse. Set boundaries with your spouse and never agree to a settlement without first consulting an experienced attorney who understands NPD. Mediation typically does not work well with people suffering from NPD. Hire an experienced attorney who will be firm in representing you and contest any unreasonable settlement offers. Do not go back and forth with your spouse. This will only increase tension and stress.
Contact an Empathetic Attorney Who Understands NPD
I invite you to contact my law office for legal representation. As an experienced family law attorney, I have settled and litigated several cases involving narcissistic spouses. I patiently work with my clients to help them achieve a fair divorce settlement.