When to file for divorce is a question only you can answer(except, unfortunately, if your spouse files first, then you will be thrust into a divorce, even if you aren’t or weren’t ready for it). A good lawyer or friend or therapist will not tell you that you must file.
All they can do is tell you what they advise or what they think may happen if and when you file. And no one knows for certain what will happen. So what should you do? Be prepared. Read, learn and consult.
Divorce is never easy. Though some cases are shorter and simpler than others, they always involve emotions across the spectrum and it may be hard to think rationally when you are going through the process. So learn as much as you can, think about the consequences of acting hastily, and then, after you have consulted and read and learned, be sure to make decisions you are comfortable with. It is your life and you will live with the results, so think things through, get as much advise as you can, and perhaps do your best to try, if at all possible, to act rationally, not emotionally, even though the emotions can be overwhelming.
At HoganWillig we pride ourselves on having the ability to handle complex family law matters without losing site of the smaller, emotionally-fraught details that often mean the most, at the end of the day, to the people we represent. Call us at 636-7600 to schedule a consultation.