At the YDC Lawyers, our divorce attorneys have represented many people who were surprised by the announcement that their spouse wanted a divorce. Unfortunately, when people do not see this request coming — or worse, have no reason to believe there is anything wrong with their marriage — dealing with the reality of an unexpected divorce can be devastating.
According to a recent study, approximately 37% of married people surveyed who asked for divorce had been thinking about the decision for more than two years. And while there is no way to know exactly how long your spouse has considered making the decision — whether you are prepared for it or not — where you are is a no-fault divorce state, which means your spouse does not have to provide a reason beyond “irreconcilable differences” to file.
The best thing you can do after being blindsided by a divorce request is to protect your best interests, and your rights, by hiring an experienced divorce lawyer in your County.