Contemplating Divorce: Are You Ready?


Divorce is one of the toughest decisions you can make in your life.

If you are contemplating divorce or your spouse has indicated or approached you informing you of the decision to end the marriage, it’s bound to have your thoughts racing around your mind so fast, and your heart starts pounding on the uncertainty.

Do not treat this as life-threatening; be prepared for this life-altering change.

  • Where do You begin?
  • What do You do?
  • How do You proceed?
  • Approach someone that you can talk to and trust.
  • Surf the net for information to familiarize yourself with the divorce process and
  • Make an appointment to see a divorce lawyer to help answer your unanswered questions.

Factors to Consider

When facing the prospect of divorce, it’s essential to ask yourself some critical questions to guide your decision-making process:

Can the Marriage Be Saved?

: Reflect deeply on whether the issues in your marriage are resolvable. Consider the root causes of the problems you’re facing. Is it a matter of communication, external stressors, lifestyle differences, or something deeper?

Assess the willingness of both you and your spouse to work on these issues. Are both parties open to change and compromise?

Seeking Marriage Counselling

: Consider seeing a marriage counsellor if you believe there’s a chance for reconciliation.

Professional counselling can provide a safe space for both partners to express their feelings and concerns. It can help identify underlying issues, improve communication, and develop strategies to strengthen the relationship. Remember, counselling is a commitment and requires the effort and willingness of both partners to be effective.

Deciding Whether to End the Marriage

: If you feel that the marriage cannot be saved, it’s important to consider whether to end it now or wait.

Consider factors such as emotional readiness, financial stability, and the well-being of any children involved. Sometimes, waiting might be necessary to prepare for the transition, but prolonging the inevitable might lead to more distress in other cases.

Ready for Major Life Changes

: Divorce significantly changes lifestyle, finances, living arrangements, and daily routines.

Ask yourself if you are prepared for these changes. This includes being financially independent, managing the emotional impact of divorce, and adjusting to a new way of life. It’s also crucial to consider how these changes will affect your children and what steps you can take to minimize their stress.

Proceeding with Divorce

: Whether you need assistance in understanding your legal rights, negotiating fair settlements, or simply seeking advice on the best path forward, our team at GJC Law is here to support you every step of the way.

Our goal is to help you navigate this challenging phase of your life with as much ease and clarity as possible.

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At the free consultation stage, our Divorce Lawyers will:

  • Assess if you can file for divorce in Singapore.
  • Help you understand each step of the divorce process.
  • Address questions & concerns related to divorce process.
  • Help you explore your divorce options.

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