Perhaps one of the most difficult conversations an individual can have is the conversation with his or her spouse in which he or she asks for a divorce. Divorce, as some Connecticut residents are keenly aware, is often a very challenging process for both individuals involved. Starting down the road to divorce on the right foot can be tricky but doing so can ultimately set the stage for the sort of process it will be.
Experts from all fields have ideas about how best to approach this difficult conversation. Many suggest the issue should be brought up while children are out of the house, either in a private space or during therapy. Many agree that divorce should not be spoken of lightly or during an argument, as the reality of divorce is truly life-changing.
One of the most important pieces of advice experts agree upon pertains to couples who may not be able to have this discussion in an agreeable way. In these cases, it is beneficial for the party requesting the divorce to speak to legal representation in advance. A trained legal representative can craft a letter in lieu of having a painful and possibly unproductive conversation.
The goal for any couple seeking divorce, of course, is an amicable resolution. Unfortunately, as some Connecticut residents are aware, this is not always possible. In this case, being as prepared as possible for the realities of the divorce process and understanding one’s rights and responsibilities according to state law can mean the difference between a drawn-out battle and a relatively efficient parting of ways.
Source: The Huffington Post, “How To Ask Your Spouse For A Divorce, According To Experts”, Brittany Wong, Nov. 25, 2015