As a law firm in Tempe, we’ve heard it all when it comes to divorce, child support, child custody, and alimony. If you’re struggling to resolve any of these aspects in your divorce, then The Law Office of Ronald Kossack has you covered.

Our experienced divorce lawyer — Ronald Kossack — has heard from many clients about the successful and not-so-successful ways they’ve discussed divorce with their partners. In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss six things you can do to help make sure The Big Divorce Talk is productive and polite. If you need help filing for divorce or need a law office to represent you, then contact us today for a free initial consultation with our divorce lawyer.

Be Absolutely Sure

You and your partner can, at any time during the divorce process, decide you don’t want to go through with the divorce. However, it’ll be much more productive, healthy, and affordable for everyone involved if you know from the very beginning that you’re sure you want a divorce.

Choose A Time And Place

Before you have the conversation saying you’re filing for divorce, you should first choose an appropriate time and place. For example, a busy restaurant or a big family dinner won’t be the best time to bring it up. Choose a discreet, comfortable location where you feel safe and you and your partner can speak openly.

Be Confident In Your Decision

Your partner may protest your wishes. Be strong! If you followed step one and are sure divorce is right, then you should be absolutely confident in your decision. List your reasons and be clear about your desires and expectations.

Listen To What They Have To Say

Just as you expect your partner to listen to all you have to say, you should give them the same respect. While you’ve had days, if not longer, to think about what you’re going to say, this may come as a surprise to your partner. Give them the time they deserve to talk through this with you.

Avoid Details (For Now)

Now is not the time to get into details like child support, child custody, alimony, or other aspects that can’t be resolved right now. Instead, keep everything broad and say you’re working with a divorce lawyer (or that you’re interested in a divorce mediator) to work through all aspects of the divorce process.

Be Prepared

Now may not be the best night for you to stay at your house with your soon-to-be-ex partner. Instead, plan ahead so both you and your partner can be comfortable and prepared after the conversation.

Work With A Divorce Lawyer In Tempe Today

A divorce lawyer can walk you through the entire divorce process — from the moment you file for divorce to the moment you reach a divorce settlement. Throughout the Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa, and Tempe areas, you can rely on The Law Office of Ronald Kossack. Contact our law firm today for a free initial consultation.