Once you start the process of divorcing, there is nothing that prevents you from stopping. However, you need to be cautious about your decision. Once you tell your spouse you want to end your marriage, is it going to be salvageable? Probably not. That’s why it’s a good idea to sit down with your spouse and try to work out solutions.
As a young couple, you’ve had ups and downs. Young couples do, based on research, have a higher likelihood of divorce, too. Financial issues tend to be a primary cause.
Now is a good time to talk through your financial issues and to determine if they can be resolved. Some things to do with your spouse include:
- Talking about your financial situation and how you would like to change it or maintain it
- Having an open discussion about debt and expectations for paying debt off
- Talking about future plans and how your finances may impact them
- Discussing work goals and intentions so that both of you are on the same page
If you have this discussion and realize that your spouse is not willing to work or isn’t interested in the same kind of future you’re looking for, then it may be the right time to divorce. Being on the same page with your finances is important because if you aren’t, you may constantly have conflicts resolving around how your money is saved or spent.
If you’re ready to divorce, your attorney can help you decide when it’s the right time and what you should do to make it easier on yourself and your spouse. Our website has more information if you think divorce may be right for you.