Can You Refuse to Get a Divorce?

Can You Avoid a Divorce?

What’s more difficult, hearing your spouse say that they want to get a divorce or you trying to talk them out of it? People who have refused to get a divorce and managed to get their marriage back on track will tell you that it’s no easy task. If you don't want your marriage to end, the following advice may help regain balance in your situation.

They’re Thinking of Divorce

A lot of the time, a partner says that they want to get a divorce, but they need time to think. You’re left feeling devastated and don't always know who to turn to. Talking to an attorney is fine if you want to understand what your legal options are, but if you really want to save your marriage, first decide what it is you really want. Maybe a good therapist can help you, if you think your marriage is worth saving.

When Counselling Isn’t Enough

It’s not an easy spot to be in if you’ve taken the step to see a marriage counsellor, but your partner still thinks that your problems cannot be reconciled and refuses to put a hold on the divorce. In this case, it may be best to get an attorney and talk to them.

Separation vs Divorce

Many couples file for legal separation, and sometimes only temporary, but one party could want to continue with a divorce. If you’ve agreed to get a separation, but refuse to get a divorce, it’s best to get the assistance of a lawyer who can withdraw your consent.

Rekindle the Flame

This might sound silly, but if your partner refuses to go for marriage counselling, it may be time to remind them why you fell in love in the first place. Putting in effort to show them the life you’ve built together, taking them back to your firsts, and showing them how far you’ve come as a couple might make them fall in love all over again. Sometimes, it’s the obvious things that keep us together and we need to remind each other about the joys we share in life.

Preventing a Divorce

In these modern times, you hear of a lot more divorces than you did in previous years. Some couples can jump to divorce too quickly, instead of working on their problems. If you think that there are other reasons for your partner wanting to get a divorce, other than your relationship, maybe a counsellor can help flesh things out and get to the bottom of what’s really the problem.

If your partner wants to get a divorce and you refuse to, it’s important to not take the situation lightly. Think about, and more importantly talk about, the reasoning behind the suggestion. If counselling cannot fix the problem, we’re here to support and guide you with what’s to come if divorce gets filed.

Call our team of experts, so we can give you more information, or just advice, on how to deal with divorce.