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5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Filing For Divorce.

Updated: Jan 23, 2019

Considering filing for divorce? Filing for divorce is a huge decision and just like any other huge decision we make, we have to consider various factors and ask ourselves multiple questions to be sure that we are making the right decision. Here are five questions you should ask yourself before filing for divorce.

1. Have I done all I can to fix my marriage?

This first question is important because divorce is not always the best or only solution to marital issues. Its good to take a step back and analyze your marital issues and think about how hard you and your spouse have tried to resolve them. Divorce rates have increased incredibly because of situations like financial hardship, infertility and infidelity. Have you worked on these issues and or others but to no avail?

2. Do I still have feelings for my spouse?

Are your feelings completely gone or are you just hurt and confused at the moment over a recent issue or discovery? If you have any feelings left for your spouse you should consider working on the marriage. You do not want to go through a sometimes lengthy and emotional process that is divorce to then regret it. If you answered yes to this question, couples therapy may be the better option for you.

3. Is dividing assets and or child custody, issues I am ready to deal with?

During the divorce you and your spouse may disagree on numerous of issues, such as how your assets should be divided and who should have majority time sharing of your children, if you do have children. Oftentimes these disagreements can lead to a drawn out divorce process that you are not ready to go through and have your family go through.

4. Can I handle the aftermath of divorce?

A divorce brings a substantial amount of change in the lives of those involved. The divorce will not only change your life but the lives of your children (if you have any), family, and friends.

If you are not prepared to have changes in your finances, lifestyle or if you are not willing to let go of your spouse emotionally and physically, then you are not ready for divorce.

5. Have I consulted with an Attorney to properly inform me?

Even if you end up not going through with your divorce, it is important to have an experienced Attorney advice you on your options and the process. The divorce process can be straining and complex so it is necessary that you understand your options and the divorce laws before moving forward.

If you are considering divorce and have not yet consulted with a lawyer, Gawayne Kelly Law is here to assist you. We offer 24/7 availability, we give detailed attention to all our client's cases and we have very reasonable and cost effective rates.

Call or email us for a free consultation. We strive to protect you and your family's rights.


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