Going through a divorce is a big decision. You should be absolutely certain you are ready to make such a life-changing choice before beginning the process.
Here are five questions to ask yourself if you’re unsure whether you’re ready for divorce:
#1 - Do you still have strong feelings for your partner?
If you still have strong feelings for your spouse but the relationship has been strained for one reason or another, it may be best to seek other avenues for putting things back together before deciding to call it quits. It may feel hopeless, but with the help of a professional, you may be able to work things out.
#2 - Have you ever been united as a couple?
If you and your spouse have only ever made decisions based on what you wanted to do rather than what’s best for the couple, then you may not have had the chance to give the relationship a fair shot. It may be better to work together to become a unified couple than to get a divorce.
#3 - Are you sincerely ready for the impacts of divorce?
Sometimes we say things we don’t mean in the heat of the moment. You may feel like you want to get divorced when things are really bad, but do you still feel that way once things have settled down? If you threaten divorce but aren’t really ready for the severe impacts, it may be better to work on the relationship first.
#4 - What do you hope to achieve in getting a divorce?
What are you looking for as a result of divorce? It’s important to be sincere with your answer. If you have any reasons for getting a divorce other than ending the marriage, it may not be time to get a divorce. If you’re hoping the divorce will lead to a better relationship in any capacity, it’s best to seek professional marriage counseling to work through the issues.
#5 - Have you worked through all internal reservations you’ve had regarding the divorce?
There are always internal conflicts regarding divorce. You may feel guilty, but you have already decided that you’re ready for the marriage to end. Or you may feel betrayed, but you also understand that your life will be more aligned with what you want it to be once you’re no longer married. Be honest with yourself.
When you go through something as difficult as divorce, it can be easy to feel lost and overwhelmed by all of the steps. At Hance Law Group, we have one goal in mind: protect our clients’ priorities. Whether you require an uncontested divorce, mediation, litigation, or a collaborative divorce, our team will be there to advocate for your rights and ensure that you confidently navigate the divorce process.