It’s no secret that every married couple has their ups and downs. Getting past these obstacles together can solidify the union.
Unfortunately, that’s not how it works for some couples and a significant number of marriages end in divorce. While divorce is something that partners may discuss before the papers are served, this isn’t always the case. Some spouses are caught completely off guard.
How can you tell if your spouse has divorce on their mind?
When they’ve become distant
While partners need to have their own space, they also need to spend time together and share information. If your spouse is no longer interested in spending quality time together, it’s probably a sign that they are unhappy.
In some cases, a partner may become irritable if you ask them what’s going on or even just ask them if they are ok. A little distance between partners occasionally can be a good thing, but a lot of distance could be a sign that something is seriously amiss.
When the numbers don’t add up
Again, while spouses can maintain some level of independence in terms of finances, there’s a big difference between that and being secretive. If the passwords on your joint accounts have suddenly been changed, or you’ve been locked out financially in other ways, your spouse could be making plans for divorce.
Property is divided equitably in a Florida divorce. This means that each spouse receives their fair share based on their financial circumstances. This can only happen if the family court receives full disclosure, which can be problematic if you have been shut out of the accounts.
If you suspect that your spouse might be considering divorce, then you need to think about protecting yourself. Seeking legal guidance will give you a better idea of your options.