For most couples there are warning signs leading up to filing for divorce. Feeling disconnected from your spouse, constant fighting, and financial stress are all things that can trigger divorce. If you are experiencing any of these “symptoms”, or there are other factors at play that lead you to believe divorce is imminent, it might be time to ask yourself if you are ready for divorce. The process can take an emotional and financial toll before it is all said and done, so it is best to go into your case with your eyes wide open. Knowing what to expect; the good, the bad, and the ugly, will better prepare you to face the issues as they arise.
Your case will be governed by the divorce statutes in place, but your emotions and state of mind are not subject to any laws. In order to be prepared, the following checklist will help you to determine if you are ready for divorce:
- Have you and your spouse made every attempt to reconcile, and if so are you satisfied with the effort? If you believe the relationship is salvageable, you may not be ready to take the plunge and get divorced.
- Have you considered where your kids will live, and how they will share their time with each parent? Having an idea of a parenting plan that meets your needs will help prepare you for divorce, and can put your mind at ease regarding issues surrounding your kids.
- Has consideration been given to property distribution, and have you and your spouse come to an agreement on who get what? Knowing what you want, even if your spouse does not agree, will help you to identify which areas in your case to put your focus.
You do not necessarily have to have solutions to these issues, but as long as you have considered these possibilities and are at peace with having to reach a solution, you are one step closer to being ready for divorce. If you are able to come to an agreement with your spouse on any of these things, your case will proceed with fewer obstacles. Our team of knowledgeable family law attorneys can help you figure out what is important to your case, and how to come up with workable solutions.
For more information about divorce, contact us for an appointment today. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your initial visit.