What Not to Say to Someone Going Through a Divorce

Sometimes, when it comes to the often-sensitive topic of divorce, it is just as important to know what NOT to say as it is to know what to say. This article will focus on the former… Should you know someone — a friend, loved one, or colleague — who is going through divorce, remember these tips about topics to avoid and sentiments to save to yourself when discussing their pending divorce.

What Not to Say to Someone Going Through a Divorce

1. Why don’t you try to work it out with your spouse?

2. Have you tried couples counseling? It worked for (insert couple’s name here).

3. You will feel better over time.

4. You’re such a tough cookie — you’ll be even stronger and better at the end of all this!”

5. Your soon to be ex will take care of you financially, don’t worry!

6. Take your spouse for all they’re worth!

7. Stay.

8. Take your time hiring an attorney.

9. Are you sure you want to do this? He/she is such a catch.

10. Dating is so tough at our age…

11. You’ll be so much happier after the divorce!12. You’ll get over it.Of course, this list is not exhaustive.Divorce is generally never easy. If you are considering filing for divorce from your spouse take your time to research an expert family law attorney and reach out to them before making any hasty decisions. This could save you time, money, and heartache in the long run. Discuss your options, including a legal separation, with your attorney.For more information on ending your marriage in California, and to discuss how to be wise about protecting your assets, children, and more during a divorce, contact the experienced Los Angeles family lawyers at Walzer Melcher LLP.

September 26th, 2014


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