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Do you know the best way to ask for a divorce?

It goes without saying that no one dreams of the day when they get to ask their spouse for a divorce. Instead, you tie the knot with the idea that you will be married for the rest of your life.

While there is no right or wrong way to ask for a divorce, there are many steps you can take along the way that will clear the air and put you in a better spot. Here are some of the things you should do:

  • Be open and honest in regards to your feelings and what you hope will happen, so that your spouse knows that you are serious about moving forward with the divorce process
  • Choose the right time to ask for a divorce, as this is one of the most important conversations you will ever have
  • Know what you want to say, as it's easy to run into confusion when you begin to have the conversation with your spouse
  • Stay calm throughout the conversation
  • Keep safety in mind at all times, which may mean asking for a divorce over the phone or in a public place

These are the types of things you can do that make it much easier to ask for a divorce. There will still be challenges, but these steps will definitely put you in the right place.

Once you ask for a divorce, turn your attention to the process itself. When you combine this knowledge with your legal rights, you can then feel confident in your ability to move forward in a timely and efficient manner.

Source: The Huffington Post, "How To Tell Your Spouse That You Want A Divorce," accessed Nov. 03, 2017

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