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Five Questions to Ask Before Filing for Divorce

Filing for divorce is an important decision that will no doubt impact all aspects of your life and lives of your children. If you are just considering a divorce or legal separation but have not yet made up your mind, you should consider asking yourself the following questions:

Do you still love your spouse?

If you are not completely sure about whether you want to file for divorce, it may be beneficial to try to save your marriage before you take the big step. It is best to be sure you are making the right decision before you get caught in the emotions of divorce. However, if you are still not sure, you can always file for divorce and later file for a dismissal if there is reconciliation.

What is the real reason for wanting to file for divorce?

This is an important question to ask before filing for divorce because you don’t want to threaten and file for divorce out of frustration because you are angry at your spouse. However, if things are really over and filing is not a way to get your spouse’s attention, it is best to immediately seek the help of an experienced divorce attorney in Central Valley.

Have you researched, prepared and planned for pursuing a divorce?

Divorce can be complicated. Filing for divorce often includes money, custody battles, child support, and alimony and other legal aspects. Before filing, it is important that you educate, empower and protect yourself for what is to come. Until you properly do this, you won’t be ready to file for divorce.

Have you thought about the consequences of divorce?

Divorce impacts more than you and your spouse. Divorce often impacts your entire life, including your children, friendships, work relationship and familiar relationship. The process can take over your thought process and your life. This is why it is important that you consider both the positive and negative consequences before filing for divorce.

Can you act like a mature adult during the divorce process?

No two divorces are identical. Some proceed with anger and end in a respectful manner. Other divorces end up in bitter resentment for the parties involved for many years. It is important for you to know why you are filing for divorce and whether you can handle the divorce in a way to minimize the negative impact on your life.

Call an Experienced Central Valley Divorce Attorney

If you are going through a divorce or planning to file for divorce, it is important that you have a knowledgeable attorney fighting for your rights. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with a Central Valley divorce attorney, please call Gurjit Srai (209) 323-5558 or (559) 449-1447, or complete our online form.

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