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I Want a Divorce But My Wife Doesn't

Cheryl Dillon, Divorce Coach

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“I want a divorce but my wife doesn’t!”

You didn’t make the decision to divorce quickly.

In fact, most husbands take at least two years from the time the thought first enters their mind until the time they tell their wife they want to end the marriage.

So what happens when as an unhappy spouse, you finally muster up the courage to have that difficult conversation, only for your wife to tell you she’s not ready or unwilling to take that step?

Or, she doesn’t deal with the situation at all, thinking that if she refuses to cooperate, the divorce won't or can’t happen?

What can you do when as a husband you want a divorce but your wife doesn’t? Will you be forced to remain in your unhappy marriage for the rest of your life?

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Divorce Support, Reluctant Spouse

Alimony in Colorado – Not as Straightforward as You Might Think!

Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

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Spousal Support Colorado

With the end of your marriage approaching, a loud chorus of worries and fears keep playing in your mind:

  • “Will I have enough money to keep the house?”
  • “How will I be able to make ends meet?”
  • “What will I do for health insurance?”
  • “How will I be able to pay my bills and save for retirement?”

In divorce, these fears are perfectly normal and all center around…

Money.

When it comes to getting a divorce, there is no other issue that's more gut-wrenching, more stressful, causes more chaos, and is more difficult to come to agreement on, than any other.

So whether you call it spousal maintenance (as is the proper term in Colorado), alimony, or spousal support, coming to agreement on an amount of money that one ex-spouse will pay to the other to cover their expenses, while still having enough money left to cover their own, is difficult, to say the least.

And even though there is a Colorado alimony calculator, the topic of alimony in Colorado is a surprisingly difficult one to resolve.

In this post, we'll take a closer look at the complex and controversial topic of Colorado maintenance. And shed some light on what a divorcing couple can do to come a spousal support agreement they both find fair.

* Note: We’ll use the terms spousal maintenance, alimony, maintenance, and spousal support interchangeably for the purposes of this article.

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How to Tell Your Spouse You Want a Divorce

Cheryl Dillon, Divorce Coach

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Ok, that’s it – you can't do it anymore. You’re done.

You’ve tried your hardest, but you just can’t seem to make your marriage work.

You want a divorce.

But how do you start a divorce conversation with your spouse without devastating them or triggering an all-out war?

One of the most common questions we're asked about is how to tell your spouse you want a divorce.

Well, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but here are a few tips for how to ask for a divorce nicely and help make an uncomfortable conversation go as smoothly as possible:

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Amicable, Fair, Child-Focused, Divorce Support

The articles in this blog are for informational purposes only and are not intended as legal advice, financial advice, emotional advice or counsel.

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