The Way You Ask For A Divorce Will Impact You In The Future

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On behalf of The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC posted in Divorce on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

There’s nothing easy about asking your spouse for a divorce, as both you and your spouse will have a lot to say about your current situation and what the future will bring. There will be a lot of emotions on both sides, so it’s important to prepare for this discussion.

The way you ask for a divorce will impact you in the future, so it’s critical to take steps to minimize tension and put yourself in a position for success. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Prepare: Know what you want to say, how you want to say it and how you’ll react to responses your spouse could have. You can’t prepare for everything, but you should at least try. This will give you more confidence.
  • Don’t change your mind: As you discuss your feelings, you may begin to feel bad about what you’re doing. Your spouse may even ask you to reconsider. If you’re sure that divorce is the answer, don’t change your mind now.
  • Don’t discuss the details of your divorce: The divorce process is full of details, such as those associated with child custody, child support, alimony and property and debt division. You can negotiate these details in the future. Don’t get into it initially, as it’s likely to cause an argument.

You want to get this initial conversation out of the way, but don’t rush through it. The way you ask for divorce will impact you well into the future.

Once your spouse knows your feelings and intentions, you can then focus on the divorce process and how to protect your legal rights.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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