You love your spouse, but you were not happy when you found out that they were seeing someone else. You sat down and talked to them about going through counseling or finding a way to make your relationship work again, but they didn’t want to pursue those options. Instead, they decided that a divorce would be a better option for your situation.
While this was not your preferred outcome, you know that you can’t change their mind. That’s why it’s important to talk to your attorney about the documents you need to gather as well as the way in which you’d like to handle the case. Are you interested in separating based on irreconcilable differences? Do you want to bring up the adultery in court? It’s up to you to decide how you want to proceed.
Whether you want to show fault in the case or not, you may want to talk to your attorney about several aspects of your divorce, such as:
- The potential for alimony
- Creating a child custody plan
- Separating your property
- Dividing retirements or stocks
Your attorney is there to help guide you throughout the process. This can be an emotionally charged time in your life, but that doesn’t mean that it has to devolve into a conflict. If you and your spouse are willing to negotiate outside court, you can come up with your own arrangements and agreements, so that much of your divorce will remain private. On the other hand, if you cannot agree with one another or conflicts continue, then your attorney will be there to represent you as you head to trial. Our website has more on how you can prepare if you’re facing a divorce.