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Is it a bad idea to talk to an attorney before asking for a divorce?

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Sam Cordon14 Posted

Is it a bad idea to talk to an attorney before asking for a divorce?

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Mike Gurley12

Well, that depends. I’d say that 90% of the time, the answer is no; it is not a bad idea to talk with an attorney. In fact, the sooner you talk with an attorney, the better.

Marriage is the most important legal agreement most adults will ever engage with, and breaking that legal agreement is not a trivial matter. A family law lawyer can tell you what to expect and what to expect before you tell your partner that you want a divorce. They may even have advice on how you can best break the news about the divorce.

In general, the only reason not to speak with an attorney is if you’re afraid of hurting your partner. You’re worried about how they’d react if they found out. And you can get around that issue by contacting your attorney via phone or email. Family law lawyers are used to dealing with sensitive situations; they’ll be able to work around your concerns until you’re ready to break the news.

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