Things to consider before filing for divorce or legal separation

By |2022-03-25T08:23:26+00:0015 Jan 2016|Categories: Divorce|

Deciding whether or not to get married is one of the biggest decisions a person will make in their life. A lot can change if they agree to move forward with the marriage, so it is understandable that some people may want to take time and think about it. It is the same thing when it comes to divorce. When two people have so much invested in each other, yet the relationship seems to have run its course and they suspect it may be the end of the marriage, they may wonder if they should divorce or become legally separated.

The following are things you should consider before you decide to move forward with filing for divorce from your spouse:

  • Why do you want a divorce?
  • What does your spouse want?
  • Is there a chance of reconciliation?
  • Is divorce or legal separation the best option?

People decide to get a divorce for many reasons. Although many make this decision rather hastily, divorce is something that should be thought through. When making any important decision, looking at the factors and examining your options will help you make a wiser decision. A good example of this is a couple that decides to divorce but later reconciles. In this particular situation, legal separation may have been the more logical option rather than divorce.

Divorce may be common when couples feel as though the marriage is no longer working out, but that does not mean it is something that they make a decision about right away. When it comes to many legal matters, including divorce, people like to know what exactly it is they are getting into and how the process works. Anyone with questions about the divorce process, or who would like to move forward with filing, can speak to an attorney as they may be able to offer assistance.

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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