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Dear Attorneys,

I am going through mediation prior to filing for divorce, but my husband is just not being cooperative. He is now threatening me in a variety of ways. He said he is going to drain our joint bank account, spend down his retirement, and on top of that, he has seemed angrier and less stable. What do I do?


Mitigating Mediation

Dear Mediation,

I’m sorry to hear that you are dealing with that. Mediation can be a great route for some people, but both parties need to want to work together to resolve the matter. If your husband no longer desires to mediate (and, with that, to be amicable), then you should probably consult with your review counsel and discuss the pros and cons to stopping the mediation process to file for divorce.  If you file for divorce, the automatic orders will be in place and, if for any reason, your husband moves forward with those financial threats, at least you would have a contempt remedy as an option to retrieve those funds.

Remember, you don’t have to navigate this challenging situation alone. Seek support from experienced professionals who can guide you through the legal process and help you make informed decisions. Wolf & Shore Law Group is here to help you make your family law matters easier, not harder.  We are realistic and direct with our clients. We encourage potential clients to seek out a firm where they will feel comfortable and confident. Ever argue with a woman? Let Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you. Call us at 203.745.3151 or email us at

Very Truly Yours,

Wolf & Shore Law Group

*The situations represented in our Dear Attorneys column are entirely fictional and any resemblance to a specific case is unintentional. We cannot, and will not, offer legal advice to anyone who is not a client. However, if you do have questions or concerns, you should contact an attorney at your convenience.

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