Once you and your partner have decided that divorce is the best way forward for the whole family, it’s time to break the news to the children.
Initiating Divorce: How to Discuss the Options With Your Spouse
When you know, you know. This is true for many things in life, including when someone is “right” for you, and when a marriage is over.
My Spouse Just Asked for a Divorce – What Now?
The minute your spouse asks for a divorce, things change. Your marriage may be moving in a direction you never anticipated, or perhaps you knew it was coming. Regardless of how prepared you may be for this moment, it can be overwhelming once it happens.
While it may seem common, not all divorces involve drawn-out court battles, fighting, and debilitating emotional stress. In fact, there are alternative dispute resolution methods that support the amicable end of a marriage and reduce post-divorce conflict like the collaborative divorce process.
When most people think of divorce, they think of sitting in court with an attorney as a judge decides what is a fair and equitable settlement. However, the truth is that there are many different ways to end a marriage. The best one for you will be the one that aligns most closely with your goals. For some people, it is litigation in court. For others, alternative dispute methods like mediation and collaborative divorce are better options.