Asking for a divorce is never easy. Most couples in trouble have deeply bottled emotions that could explode once one of the partners asks for a divorce. There are steps you can take to minimize the pain of divorce though. A recent article on The Huffington Post has some good advice about how to approach discussing a divorce with your partner.
We agree that preparation is essential. At Elise Buie, we can help counsel couples who want to try to save their marriage but fear it is too gone to save. We have resources for partners to read both before and after a divorce. Handling the emotional rollercoaster of a divorce is part of the challenge. It is far too easy for couples to say something they'll regret under the heat of emotions. It is important that divorcing couples give each other space to process their emotions.
At the same time, if a divorce does happen we can help you negotiate for the best settlement. Sometimes an agreement early on in the divorce process can cause problems later when more information is revealed. For instance, if the divorce is due to money you could make an agreement on the assets you own and then suddenly find out your ex had assets you never knew about.
Speak with a family law practitioner who can help both your head and your heart. Call Elise Buie Family Law Group, PLLC.