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I Told My Spouse I Want a Divorce: Now What?

February 28, 2023, In Divorce

Our Los Angeles family law attorney at WHITMARSH FAMILY LAW, PC knows there are several ways divorce talk can find its way into a marriage. No matter who initiates the incredibly difficult conversation — or files for divorce first in California — the other spouse can feel blindsided by the request.

Now that everyone is on the same page, meaning the divorce is imminent, your very first step should be partnering with a Los Angeles County divorce attorney who will protect your rights throughout the legal process.

The next step requires understanding your complete case to ensure each applicable component, including property division, spousal support, child custody, and child support are fully outlined.

In the meantime, even though you are the one who stated you want a divorce, it does not make the emotional journey any less challenging. We can help with each aspect of your divorce, so you are never bearing the often-overwhelming burden of this process alone.

What Should I Do When Kids Are Involved In My California Divorce?

Divorce can be a traumatic experience for children, simply because of the confusion, change, and their involvement in the process. It helps ease the stress when divorcing parents create a plan and present the divorce to their children together. Children adjust to divorce better when they maintain close contact with both parents, and the court agrees that there should be a parenting plan in place before the divorce can be finalized.

We understand that splitting your kids’ time between two households — and the process of agreeing to those terms — is practically impossible for some. They are your kids, and you always want them with you. The fact is, they deserve to spend time with both parents, and while a custody plan may be hard to develop, our Los Angeles family law attorney will focus on shared parenting time to deliver the best outcome available for our clients and their children.

Be Kind to Yourself During the Divorce Process

If your divorce includes complex matters, like contested child custody or child support decisions, the finalization may take longer to negotiate the end details — inside or outside a courtroom.

Compounding this waiting period is the fact that divorce typically leads to a flood of emotions on both sides, including anger, grief, anxiety, and fear of the unknown.

When spouses take the time to understand their emotions and focus on positive communication and compassion, the divorce will go smoother. This, of course, is easier said than done.

When you partner with our experienced divorce attorney, we will take the lead in communicating with the other party, so you can minimize your initial involvement and focus on taking care of yourself. We will need to understand each aspect of your marriage and your overall financial needs upon its dissolution, but those private conversations will remain between you and our office.

Not all spouses can agree on the details of their divorce without the court mandating its terms. If this is true for you, our legal experience will lead you into the courtroom with confidence, so you can move forward with your new life sooner than later.

Your divorce is unique, and so are the details of its agreement or proceedings. While you may know other people who have gone through the process, your case will require a customized approach to producing results. We can help.

If you have questions about your divorce, and how it will impact your future, contact our skilled divorce attorneys in Los Angeles at WHITMARSH FAMILY LAW, PC by calling (310) 552-3505 to schedule a free consultation today.

We can help provide solutions that produce results.

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