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Avoid getting defensive when having your divorce discussion

After years of caustic arguments and having your spouse's anger and resentment directed at you, the decision has been made. You're going to end the marriage and go your separate ways. The problem is, you haven't told your spouse this information, and you're not sure how to break the news. Regardless of how you introduce this topic, there's an important piece of advice you'll want to follow during the "divorce talk": Don't fall into the trap of trying to defend your decision.

2 signals of an impending divorce

There are countless reasons why spouses choose to end their marriages. However, regardless of "why," the months and years that precede divorce may have two things in common for the vast majority of couples: a lack of intimacy and an increased focus on activities that fall outside the scope of the relationship.

Two instances when your decision to divorce should be immediate

Most spouses do not decide to get a divorce quickly or easily. In fact, there is never a situation when the decision to divorce is an easy one. However, there are some moments when, to anyone viewing the situation from the outside, getting a divorce should be an immediate and obvious course of action.

Find the right divorce lawyer by asking the right questions

When it comes to important events in life, it is always wise to plan and prepare. For example, if you are looking for a child care provider, you will probably want to have a conversation with your candidates before making your selection. This gives you insight into whether the caregiver you choose is a good match for your family's needs.

Stepparents risk losing contact with the kids after divorce

When you marry someone who already has children, it can be difficult to predict what will happen. While it is a complicated family law scenario in some cases, we will make it as simple as possible by breaking the possibilities down into two results. Either you will experience difficulty truly bonding with your stepchildren or you will fall in love with them and think of them like your own kids. It is the second possibility that we want to talk about.

What happens to parental gifts in a divorce?

You got married five years ago. Your parents generously gave you enough money to cover the down payment on a home, the mortgage payments for the first year and all related costs. They knew that you and your new spouse did not have enough saved up, so they helped you get your new life started.

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