Deciding if you want a divorce is something that takes time. It’s not a decision most people reach quickly and is often something that you will change your mind about before you come to a final conclusion. It’s ok to take the time to work through everything. When you are weighing the choices, use these suggestions to stay on track.
See a counselor. A therapist, marriage counselor, couples therapist, or social worker can help you look at the issues in your relationship and determine if they can be fixed or changed. Many people choose to try marriage therapy before filing for divorce. If you decide that you do want a divorce, your counselor can help you as you move through that process.
Consider your options. Getting a divorce means a lot of changes for you, your ex, and your children. It’s difficult to decide if you want a divorce until you understand what it will really mean for your life. Talk with a divorce lawyer and get the details on child custody, child support, alimony, and property division and how they will be applied in your case. You will also want to consider what your household budget will look like after the divorce and the amount of legal fees you will need to cover. The Sampair Group offers a free consultation to discuss these issues.
Trial runs. Marriage counselors often suggest that you try out what a divorce will feel like before you actually file for one. The suggestion is commonly made that you and your spouse pretend you are divorced for a week to see what life would be like. How would you divide your time with your children? How would you handle finances? This kind of practical example can help you decide if a divorce will really work for you.
When you are considering a divorce in Arizona, the Sampair Group is ready to sit down with you and explain the law and your options. We’re here to help you with this difficult decision.