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When Is It Time to Call a Divorce Attorney?

Deciding to end a marriage is never easy. It’s a complex and often emotionally charged process that can take months or even years to resolve. But if you’re considering divorce, it’s important to understand the signs that indicate it may be time to start talking to an attorney. To help you make this decision, we’ve outlined some of the key indicators that it may be time to call a divorce attorney.

Lack of Communication

One of the first signs that it may be time for a divorce is when communication breaks down in your relationship. If you and your spouse are no longer able to communicate openly and honestly with each other, then chances are the relationship has deteriorated. If this is the case, then it might be time for you to start thinking about calling a divorce attorney.

No Longer Working as a Team

Another sign that it might be time for a divorce is when you and your spouse are no longer working together as a team. A good marriage requires two people who are willing to work together towards common goals. If this is no longer happening in your marriage, then it could signal that something has gone wrong and that it may be time for both of you to seek legal help in order to end the relationship.

Some couples, even if they do not feel like a team, try to force themselves to work and stay together for their children. While you know your family best and are the only one who decides whether staying together is best, you should also know that children can benefit from their parent’s divorce. In the immediate aftermath, they may struggle; however, children can actually benefit from divorce. Learn more about how children can be positively affected by divorce by reading our article, “Divorce Might Benefit Everyone, Including Your Kids.”

Abuse of Any Kind

If you are suffering or have suffered abuse of any kind from your spouse, it may be time to consider divorce or speak with an attorney. Your emotional and physical safety should take precedence, and while your partner may seek help concerning their behavior, you should still consider what the best options are for you (and your children if you have a family).

An experienced attorney can advise you on how to apply for protective orders and/or divorce. They can also counsel you on how instances of violence and abuse can impact child custody and other divorce-related matters.

Victims/survivors of domestic violence can get support from the Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 by calling 800-799-7233.

Only Fearing External Issues

In many cases, it may be time to consider divorce when you are only staying together because of your fear of external forces. Whether you are worried about the stigma of divorce, the unknown/future, familial reactions, and/or religious perception, discussing your case with an attorney can help you not only better prepare for post-divorce life but can ease concerns you may have about other external issues.

Affordable Divorce Services

Many clients often worry about whether they can afford a divorce and opt to stay married to avoid the financial strain of divorce. From the rising inflation rates, competitive housing market, and high costs of groceries, couples may stay together because of financial worries. However, you can still consider pursuing a divorce and contacting an attorney as getting divorced doesn’t always have to break the bank.

Cairns Law Offices can help you file a no-fault, uncontested divorce for the low price of $299. With our Divorce Wizard and legal services, we help clients eliminate the worry of spending thousands to get divorced.

No matter what situation you find yourself in, if any of these signs sound familiar then it could mean that it’s time for you or your spouse (or both) to seek legal assistance from a qualified divorce attorney who can help guide you through the process of dissolving your marriage legally and safely. Don't wait until things get worse before taking action; contact our experienced lawyer today; our firm can help advise you on possible next steps and explain our divorce services.

For affordable divorce services, contact Cairns Law Offices online or via phone (888) 863-9115.

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