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Tips for asking your wife for a divorce

Posted by David A. Weyrens | Mar 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Have you come to the conclusion that you need to ask your wife for a divorce? Do you have reason to believe that this is the best way to improve your life?

This is a tough decision, but it's one that you may have to make at some point. If you find yourself in this position, the first thing you should do is think about how you will approach the subject with your wife.

Here are some of the tips you can follow when moving forward with this difficult conversation:

  • Know what you want to say. Before you ever sit down with your wife, have an idea of what you want to say and how you want to say it. This will allow you to move the conversation in a detailed and efficient manner.
  • Stay calm. Although this is an unfortunate situation, you will only make it worse by letting your anger show. You should be clear about your intentions and let your spouse know why you feel that divorce is best. All the while, there is no point in raising your voice.
  • Let your spouse talk. This doesn't mean you have to let your wife talk you out of moving forward with the divorce. However, you should give her the opportunity to speak.

Along with the above, the first conversation about divorce is not the best time to discuss the finer details. For example, you don't need to talk about spousal support. You don't need to explain who will get what and where your children (if you have any) will live. You will have plenty of time to tackle these important details as the divorce moves forward.

No two people react the same way to a divorce, so you should be ready for anything. With the right preparation, you can make decisions that work in your favor in the days, weeks, and months to come.

To ensure that you're on the right track, to make sure that you avoid common mistakes, don't wait to consult with a family law attorney. When you do this, you'll better understand your situation and what you can do to improve your life in the near future.

About the Author

David A. Weyrens

David Weyrens is a trial attorney whose practice is devoted to litigation of both criminal and civil matters. In the civil arena, David has a robust practice in the area of personal injury law - helping those i...

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