There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to how to identify the end of your marriage and the beginning of your divorce. There are, however, many ways you can help yourself make this transition as easy as possible. One of the most important things you can do is choose an experienced Connecticut Divorce Lawyer who has helped numerous people through their own divorces and who will treat you with respect and compassion throughout this difficult process.
Considerations before moving forward
Divorce is a complex legal matter that should never be rushed into or taken lightly. In most states, you’re allowed to file for divorce based on irreconcilable differences (meaning it is impossible to reconcile). However, if you have children together, child custody and child support could become important factors in deciding whether or not to file for divorce.
The Reason You Should Hire a Lawyer
- You don’t want to make any mistakes that could jeopardize your financial future or cost you custody of your children.
- You need someone who knows what they are doing and can help you protect your rights as a parent and spouse.
- If things go badly, you may need an attorney to represent you in court.
- Divorce is never easy for anyone involved, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or expensive as it could be if you hire a lawyer.
Q1. Does it matter who files first?
You might think it matters a lot which spouse files for divorce first, but from a practical perspective, there really is no difference at all. If you’re thinking about filing for divorce, do so. If your spouse is thinking about filing for divorce, let them go ahead and do so.
Q2. Do we have to tell our children?
No matter how much you think you have prepared your children for your divorce, there will be many things they don’t know and won’t expect. Take time to sit down with them and prepare them for what is coming.
So there you have it, folks. It’s been a long road—lots of words, lots of uncertainty, and heartache. You don’t really want to end your marriage (I know I didn’t) but now you’ve finally arrived at that point where you just can’t go on any longer, or where what your spouse is doing to you has become intolerable. Thank you for reading!