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What to do if your spouse doesn’t want to divorce

You’ve finally come to the conclusion that you want to divorce your spouse. However, once you bring your true feelings to light, you come to realize that your spouse doesn’t want to go down this path. They want to stay together.

Should you find yourself in this predicament, there are several options available to you:

  • Proceed anyway: For example, you can file for divorce on a variety of at-fault grounds. This includes everything from adultery to abuse. You don’t need the permission of your spouse to file for divorce. 
  • Give your marriage another try: Maybe you’re okay with the idea of trying to work things out one more time. You’ve spoken to your spouse and realize that they’re ready to change. It may not work out, but there’s nothing wrong with seeing where things go in the near future. 
  • Discuss your concerns: It’s not required, but it’s a good idea to discuss your feelings and concerns with your spouse. Don’t just tell them that you want a divorce. Tell them why. Also, explain why you think your marriage won’t work in the future.

If you’re 100 percent sure that you want to divorce your spouse, there’s no good reason to turn back now. Doing so will only slow down the process, as you know you’ll eventually go down this path in the future.

Once you’re set on proceeding, learn more about the Pennsylvania divorce process, including the steps you can take to protect your legal rights. Knowledge is power when it comes to asking for and carrying out a divorce. 

 

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