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6 Things to Notice if a Spouse is Planning for a Divorce

A surprise divorce can be devastating on an emotional and financial level, so if you think your marriage is in trouble and your spouse might be preparing to file for a divorce, there are some signs you should be on the lookout for. You need to begin planning with your own attorney instead of waiting for your spouse to spring this announcement on you.

The Signs You Should be Aware of

Just because your marriage is going through a rough patch does not necessarily mean your spouse is plotting to untie the knot. While it is certainly among the signs that indicate a divorce might be imminent, you should keep your eyes peeled for other signs before you consider consulting with a divorce attorney.

Below is a list of 6 common signs you should notice that indicate your spouse is planning for a divorce:

  1. Your spouse refuses to attend marital counseling. Marriages may go through rough patches. If you are open to marriage counseling and your spouse refuses to attend marriage counseling, it may be a sign that your spouse is emotionally checking out of the marriage.
  1. Your spouse is making some big changes to your financial situation: Not every major financial decision hints a divorce. Here are some examples: your spouse is asking about downsizing the marital home without a valid reason, changing the beneficiaries to a will, or asking to sell a timeshare without a legitimate reason.
  1. Your spouse is emotionally pulling away from you: If there is also a considerable change in how your spouse interacts with you, this could also spell trouble. Here are some examples: there is an absence of intimacy, changes in physical appearance, or a refusal to make a committment to plans.
  1. Your spouse is behaving differently around the children: If you have children, your spouse who has been absent from the children’s lives may show an increased interest in their lives and might attempt to spend more one-on-one time with them without you. If your spouse previously never interacted with them this way before, it may be a sign that he or she is trying to get them accustomed to spending time together without you.
  1. Your spouse is showing a greater interest in household finances: If your spouse who was previously less involved in the household’s finances and is now trying to gain knowledge of it and partake in its management, this may be an indication that your spouse is trying to gain better knowledge of the finances to be better prepared for a divorce.
  1. Your spouse changed the password on his or her phone: When a spouse starts cleaning up his or her tracks and behaving more secretively, it could be because he or she is planning a divorce. If your spouse refuses to share the passcode to his or her phone

Contact a Knowledgeable Divorce Attorney!

At Phillip M. Herr, Attorney at Law, our divorce team will help you prepare to dissolve your marriage. Do not let your spouse catch you off guard. Obtain the skilled legal services you need to protect your interests and future.

Reach out to our law office today at (469) 314-9216 to schedule a consultation and discuss the details of your case.