About this course
When you’re splitting from a disordered husband or wife, the first thing to understand is that your soon-to-be ex feels absolutely no obligation to be fair. Therefore, you must know what to expect and take steps to protect yourself financially when divorcing a sociopath.
The lies and manipulation that you saw in your marriage will continue, and probably escalate. Your marital assets may disappear. Your ex may suddenly claim poverty. You may also discover that he or she has engaged in deception, theft and fraud —with you and your family as the primary target.
You need to know what to expect and how to prepare, so you can protect yourself financially when divorcing a sociopath. If you’re considering divorce but haven’t yet filed, plan before you make a move. If your divorce is underway and you are shocked by what you’ve seen so far, educate yourself about the financial games sociopaths play so you can take back your power.
- Understanding the sociopath’s objective: Winning
- What should you fight for, and what can you let go?
- Issues to expect in mediation and settlement with a sociopath
- The historical analysis method of dividing assets
- Your divorce decree: The devil is in the details
About the instructor Susan Shofer
Susan Shofer, MBA, CDC Certified Divorce Coach, is author of the Divorce Recovery Ladder, a comprehensive, interactive workbook with checklists and charts to help you maintain emotional, physical and financial balance as you separate from your partner. Her Divorce Recovery Podcast Program is a nine-part interactive series of worksheets with podcast instructions to help you unclutter your divorce and organize your life.
Susan created her programs after successfully navigating her own toxic divorce. Previously, Susan was a licensed private investigator for 24 years and the owner of a detective agency. In 2013, she turned her focus toward helping people with the challenges of contentious divorces.
Susan has a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. She began her career working for a nationally known investment firm. Susan has two children and was president of Parent Network of Greater Baltimore, where she coordinated parent education lectures and workshops for the Baltimore private school community.
More Lovefraud webinars by Susan Shofer, MBA, CDC
- Battling Parental Alienation: What to do when your ex convinces your children to hate you
- How to choose the right attorney when you’re divorcing a disordered spouse
- Friend or foe in your custody battle? Understanding best interest attorneys, custody evaluators and parenting coordinators
Cost and credits
The cost for this course is only $37.50 for 90 minutes of instruction. Once you purchase the course, you can access it online as long and as often as you want.
Although this course does not award continuing education credits, you will be able to download a certificate of achievement upon completion.
After this course, How to protect yourself financially when divorcing a sociopath, you should be able to:
- Protect your records and accounts in anticipation of filing for divorce
- Prepare for the financial games your sociopathic ex will play
- Find debt and tax liabilities that your ex has hidden
- Anticipate your ex’s moves regarding child support and alimony
- Take steps to make your divorce decree enforceable
Protect yourself financially when divorcing a sociopath program agenda
55 minutes instruction
- Steps to protect your finances before you file for divorce
- Financial records — how to find and preserve them
- Locking down your finances before your divorce
- The importance of checking your own credit
- How hard do you fight for your share of the assets?
- Should you settle out of court?
- What happens if you’re a “disadvantaged spouse?”
- What to expect in mediation with a sociopath
- Games sociopaths play when listing marital assets
- The risk of underestimating your expenses
- Using historical analysis to divide assets
- How sociopaths try to hide assets
- Understanding individual and joint property
- When household expenses are in your name
- What you need to know about credit card debt
- Are there hidden tax liabilities?
- Should you demand alimony?
- What you need to know about sociopaths and child support
- Why sociopaths keep filing motions
- Your divorce decree — the devil is in the details
- Enforcing your divorce decree
- Can a divorce settlement be modified?
- What happens when the court awards you a judgment?
5 minutes questions and answers
A sociopath’s objective isn’t fairness, it’s winning. They hide assets, incur debt, claim poverty, run up your legal bills and more. Learn their strategies, so you can protect yourself financially when divorcing a sociopath.