Gaslighting, lies, and psychological disorders

Can I address spouse’s history of gaslighting, lies about employment, etc. in a separation agreement? Also discovered a felony charge in previous state. Strong belief that spouse is unstable.

Gaslighting, lies, etc. would not be appropriate to be included in a separation agreement. A separation agreement is a contract and contains the mutual promises and obligations of each party, so information about gaslighting and lies does not need to be included.

However, if that information will help you in your negotiations to reach a separation agreement settlement, then you can use it then.

Anna Ayscue

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