How To Decide If Divorce Is The Answer

considering divorceQuestion:

I am trying to decide if divorce is the right answer for me.

My wife and I no longer communicate and we have no feelings for each other. My 9-year-old son is also starting to feel the emotional ramifications.

Should I get a divorce?


Virginia Beach divorce attorney Jonah Dickey
Virginia Beach divorce attorney Jonah Dickey

I do not practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws of your state and can only provide you with general tips on your situation.

Unfortunately, an attorney cannot decide for you if divorce is the correct course of action. I generally advise my clients to proceed with a divorce if there is obvious abuse or threats of criminal complaints.

Beyond those extreme situations, you need to analyze the relationship and figure out if there are any other options.

You also need to consider your child’s well being (emotionally, physically and psychologically). Ask yourself and your spouse if counseling is an option.

If it isn’t and you decide that divorce is inevitable, I would advise you to seek out the counsel of a qualified divorce attorney in your area sooner than later. The earlier you begin to work with an attorney, the less likely you are to make mistakes leading up to the divorce that will have detrimental effects on your hard earned assets and possibly your relationship with your child.

I might also suggest picking up Joe Cordell’s books, “The 10 Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce” and “Your Civil War, A Father’s Guide to Winning Child Custody.”

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Virginia divorce lawyer Jonah Dickey, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

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