Moore Family Law on Relationship Strategies

February 10, 2009

The “D” Word

 

Family attorneys are not in the business of breaking up families.  We are about helping people manage family transitions.  If there is one piece of advice I could give to stay married, it would be to never threaten divorce during an argument.

 

Don’t use the “D” word.

 

Just don’t.

 

If you are the one using the “D” word in the heat of an argument, chances are you don’t really mean it.  People who are seriously contemplating divorce don’t throw the “D” word around much.  Instead, they quietly go about locating the information they need to make the decision to divorce and implementing a plan for future independence. 

 

On the other hand, the person hearing the “D” word in the midst of battle will begin to quietly locate the information needed to protect him or herself in the event of a divorce and implement a plan for the inevitable transition from married to single.

 

See the problem?  If you are not serious about divorce, you do not want to get your spouse serious about divorce. 

 

Finally, if you aren’t serious about divorce, try marriage counseling:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/marriage-counseling/MH00104.

 

 

Jennifer Moore

Moore Family Law, P.A.

3350 Annapolis Lane North, Suite C

Plymouth,  MN 55447

(763) 951-7330

Fax:  (866) 354-3531

jennifer.moore@moorefamilylawMN.com

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