My Spouse Just Asked for a Divorce- What Do I Do Now?

Divorce and separation

It might have come as a shock, or there might have been years leading up to this decision. When divorce is on the table there is only one question on everyone's mind, what now?

No one enters marriage with the idea of getting a divorce. Divorce has become quite common, especially in today's day-and-age post Pandemic. Unfortunately, all too often, one spouse learns that their partner is unhappy and feels the marriage is beyond repair. At this stage, counseling is no longer an option, and the spouse is ready to start divorce proceedings.

The best thing to do is…

  • Act as though you will move forward with confidence.
  • Be your best self.
  • Behave respectfully toward your spouse.
  • Don't engage in arguments.
  • Get help.
  • Keep busy.
  • Keep up with your appearance.
  • Let your spouse see you as content.

When a marriage fails, it often creates depression and anxiety. The process takes longer than others. It’s great to have friends and family to lean on and be your sounding board. A therapist can also be very beneficial and offer help with the healing process.

When children are in the picture, divorces become more complicated. Avoid putting children in the middle of conflicts. Be the best parent possible to help prevent short- and long-term impact on the kids.

When you are settling a divorce, it is disturbing to think about your marriage as a business, but it can make things less painful if you do so. Treat the division of marital property in an unemotional, practical manner. A divorce settlement should be treated as two business partners separating.

There are several ways one can go through the legal process of divorce. You need to determine the best choice for your situation and what type of legal representation you may need. Seeking legal advice is of the utmost importance.

At Law Practice Ltd., we will help you navigate the divorce process.