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What to do if your spouse doesn’t want a divorce

| May 28, 2021 | Blog |


Getting a divorce is never fun, but it can be exceptionally long and painful if one partner wants a divorce and the other does not. If you’ve found yourself in a situation where you want to get divorced but your spouse doesn’t, you might be wondering what to do next. Every couple is different, but there are a few things that might help the process along.


Take a Step Back

Often times when one spouse wants to end the marriage, there can be a lot of fighting and emotions that take place. If you’ve been grappling with the idea of divorce for some time, you may be burnt out by the constant tension. Take some time to gather your thoughts and calm down while letting your partner do the same. 


Speak With a Lawyer

Getting a divorce when only one party will participate does limit your options, it’s not impossible, just more difficult. That is why you want to be sure you have a seasoned divorce attorney on your side. They will be able to help you work through the divorce paperwork and make sure everything is done properly. 


Having a lawyer also means you can avoid further confrontation with your spouse. If tensions are high, it’s best to let the lawyers handle things in a civil manner to avoid further agitating the situation. 


Take It To Court

If your spouse won’t agree to divorce you will most likely have to take it to court. Your divorce attorney will be able to help you through this process and make it as painless as possible. During these court proceedings, you will most likely deal with things like division of assets, alimony and custody if you have children. 


Don’t Feel Guilty

Regardless of why you want a divorce, you have the right to one. It’s normal to feel sympathy towards your spouse in this time of distress, but you don’t have to feel guilty for getting a divorce just because your spouse doesn’t want one. Staying in an unhappy marriage will make you both miserable in the long run. Getting a divorce may seem hard now, but you will both be better of because of it. 


If you’re currently getting divorced or just thinking about divorce and need a top-notch divorce attorney, call Holman Law Firm today! Our team of highly trained attorneys specializes in divorce and family law, so they can help you through the toughest of times.


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