Many different considerations arise when someone decides that it is time to bring their marriage to an end. For example, they may worry about the impact it will have on their kids or the financial side of things (alimony, child support, etc.). Each divorce is unique, and some people face issues involving their spouse’s ability to cooperate. For example, some couples can work together and end their marriage amicably, while others may have an incredibly difficult time and their husband or wife may want to do everything in their power to prevent the divorce.
Spouse cooperation can play a major role in how a couple experiences the divorce process. When couples can work with each other, the entire process may be less stressful and demand less time. Moreover, the transition can be easier for kids, which is crucial. Unfortunately, some partners are not able to work together at all, whether one person does not want their marriage to end or a marital partner is extremely hostile and angry. Domestic violence can also prevent married couples from working together during their divorce.
Whether you work with your spouse or have no contact with them during this time, it is vital to take an individualized approach to your divorce and make decisions that are best for you and your kids. Even if you do not want to split up with your spouse but they are moving forward with a divorce petition, it is very important to know which options you have and the appropriate level of contact with your ex.