Most married couples experience arguments and less than comfortable times. Sometimes, continued challenges in a marriage can cause one spouse to consider the possibility of divorce. If your spouse has gone so far as to bring up the possibility of a divorce, it is common to be left feeling a number of complex emotions. If you suspect that your spouse wants a divorce, there are some important steps that you should remember to take, which are discussed below.

Take Proper Precautions

Between the time a spouse announces plans to pursue a divorce and when the spouse formally begins the divorce process, it is a wise idea to create a specific plan to address the various obstacles that may soon arise. The exact details of the plan will vary based on whether you agree to the divorce or want to attempt to reconcile. If, after analyzing all of your available options, you decide to move forward with your divorce, it is best to be prepared.

A Special Note if You Try to Resolve Matters

If you think that it is possible to resolve issues with your spouse, then seek counseling together and mutually work on issues. The attempt to resolve matters, however, is not always successful. If a spouse refuses to do so, it is often a better idea to accept that the situation is irretrievably broken and to begin pursuing a health way forward on your own.

Fully Prepare for Divorce

Divorce has the potential to impact every aspect of a person’s personal and professional life. If you own a business with your spouse or have any type of shared benefits, divorce could have a substantial impact on your finances. The relationships you have with friends and family may also change after divorce.

Take Adequate Precaution to Protect Yourself

To make sure that you are adequately prepared for a divorce, take the steps necessary to protect your finances. This often means opening private bank accounts and gathering important details about your and your partner’s finances.

Get Help From Experienced Legal Counsel

Divorce in Georgia is a legal process and will often involve a number of complex decision. As a result, it is almost always in your best interest to obtain the assistance of an experienced divorce attorney who can help you build the strongest case possible.

Divorce is a difficult and emotionally trying time, and our law firm understands just how challenging this situation can be. If you are navigating a divorce, you should not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney. Contact Vayman & Teitelbaum P.C. to schedule your case evaluation.