Getting married is a major milestone. Unfortunately, not all marriages end in blissful matrimony. Some end in divorce. Our office receives many calls from prospective clients who have just started to consider filing for divorce or legal separation. If you are just contemplating divorce but have not yet made up your mind, consider asking yourself the following questions before actually filing.
1. Do you still love your spouse?
If you are still unsure about moving forward with divorce or legal separation, you should try to save your marriage before taking the plunge. If you decide that you can save your marriage, you will save money and time in filing for divorce. However, even if you file for divorce and later decide that you and your spouse made a mistake and can save your marriage, you can file a dismissal.
2. Is filing for divorce just a threat?
It is important that you understand the real reason for wanting to file for divorce. In other words, you need to decide if you are filing for divorce out of frustration or if things are really over and your marriage has actually come to an end. It is best to be completely sure before filing.
3. What is the motiving factor in filing for divorce?
Divorce does not generally solve problems between spouses who cannot agree on major life decisions, especially involving finances and children. Filing for divorce can create more short-term problems. Divorce will, in most situations, sever any marriage. As such, it is important that you understand the motivating factor before filing for divorce.
4. Have you contemplated the consequences of filing for divorce?
Filing for divorce can have both negative and positive consequences. A divorce proceeding can impact your entire family, including your children. It can also impact your friendships and work relationships. In fact, a divorce proceeding may dominate your thinking and your life entirely. As such, it is important that you are mentally and emotionally prepared to deal with the issues. You also need to be confident that filing for divorce is worth the consequences.
The bottom line is that filing for divorce is a major step. Divorce proceedings can be emotionally, mentally and financially draining. This is why you need to ask the right questions and make sure that you are making the right decision to file before starting the proceeding.
Call an Experienced Central Valley Divorce Attorney
If you are going through a divorce or are planning to file for divorce in the near future, you need to hire an experienced divorce attorney to help protect your legal rights and make sure this already traumatic experience proceeds as smoothly and painlessly as possible.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with Central Valley divorce attorney Gurjit Srai, please call us at (209) 323-5558 or (559) 449-1447, or complete our online form.