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Ask these questions before you decide to get a divorce

The decision to move forward with divorce is probably one of the most difficult you'll ever have to make. However, if you're currently unhappy in your marriage and you're not getting your needs met, this decision could be one of the best you make in your life, so it's important that you don't delay. To evaluate your situation so you can tell if "it's time," you might want to ask yourself the following questions:

Why do I want to get a divorce? There are so many reasons why people may want to get a divorce that you probably have more than one. Write all these reasons down. This may give you some perspective. It helps to put your ideas down on paper because it may offer clarity and empower your decision to bring the marriage to a close. It could also have the opposite effect of helping you realize that your problems could be overcome.

Have you tried to fix the situation? Now that you have your reasons for divorce on the table, review the things you've done to try and mend the situation. Perhaps you've talked to your spouse about the topic again and again, given an ultimatum, and you know that nothing will ever be done to fix this issue. Or, maybe you realize that you haven't actually had a good talk with your spouse.

What about your children? If you have children, it's important to consider them and how you can minimize negative effects the divorce will have on them. This is often done through kind communication, supportive reassurance, and healthy doses of patience and love.

When it's time for divorce, you'll know. Before you move forward with the process, however, get serious about the above questions and talk with a qualified New York divorce attorney who can fill you in on what to expect in your divorce proceedings.

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