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FAQ: What if my partner is reluctant to divorce?

One of the toughest aspects surrounding a divorce is when one spouse disagrees that the marriage has reached a point of ‘irretrievable breakdown’. In cases such as these, it can be difficult to move ahead with divorce proceedings, but you do have some options to make headway.

First and foremost, speak to an experienced divorce solicitor. Talking through your situation with a professional will give you some clarity on your options going forwards, and will also help you to properly prepare should your spouse come around – or remain reluctant. At Goodwins, we offer fixed fee consultations to provide initial advice regarding your case.

Mediation is a non-confrontational way of discussing both your and your spouse’s perspective on the relationship. In mediation sessions, run by a neutral mediator, you will both have a chance to communicate your side of things. It may take multiple mediation sessions, but these can be very productive. Mediation is often the most effective way of coming to agreeable terms, and your partner may be able to see your perspective more clearly – which will allow you to go ahead with a divorce on much more positive terms.

If you would like to arrange an initial fixed fee consultation regarding divorce proceedings, you can get in touch with us today.  Goodwins Family Law Solicitors are always happy to help. Our offices are conveniently based in Harrow, London, with on site car parking and accessible from public transport links. Alternatively, if you are overseas we can arrange a Skype call with you if it is more convenient.

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