Couples considering divorce frequently come into a Family Law office unsure of what they want to do. They are seeking information but they don’t really know if they want to divorce. They want the pain to end.
I offer a service called Discernment Counseling. I work to help couples decide if there is something worth saving in their relationship or if it would work better for them to get a divorce. We do a full examination of the relationship and look at what is working and not working in the relationship. You would gain an understanding of what it would take to sustain the relationship, and whether or not, you and your partner are willing to work on it.
Entering into Discernment Counseling does not mean a divorce is inevitable. In fact, only approximately 40% of those entering decide to divorce. That is lower than the national average of 50%.
For those who decide to work on their relationship, a clear direction is mapped for improving the relationship based on understandings gained during Discernment Counseling. For those who do decide that divorce is the right answer, Discernment Counseling provides them an opportunity to discuss the issues and increase their agreement readiness for a more peaceful, respectful divorce.