Should I tell my Spouse we are divorcing, or just serve them with divorce papers?
This is a difficult decision. On the one hand, telling your spouse about your intention to divorce can help you both avoid surprises and plan for the process ahead of time. It also gives you an opportunity to discuss important topics such as the division of marital property, alimony/spousal support, and child custody. It may even give you a chance to reconcile. On the other hand, some individuals find telling their spouse to be an extremely difficult and emotionally charged experience.
In the end, it is important to consider your own comfort level and circumstances before making a decision. An experienced Los Angeles divorce attorney can help you weigh your options, understand the legal implications of each choice, and ultimately make a decision that will serve your interests. Your divorce attorney can also provide guidance on how to go about communicating your decision with your spouse in a respectful manner, if you choose to do so. Ultimately, the choice of whether or not to tell your spouse is solely up to you and should be made after careful consideration.
You should have a consultation with the family law firm Whitmarsh Family Law, P.C. in Los Angeles before you do anything. This allows you to get all the facts about the divorce process. Allows you to know how long a divorce filing takes, how long alimony takes to be established, if you have children you will want to know how to handle those aspects as well. A Los Angeles attorney is vital in your divorce case.