With the statewide mandatory shelter in place order, many California couples are about to get a serious dose of togetherness. For some married couples who are still in the lovey-dovey phase of their relationships, it might be exciting.
But for many others who are struggling to go the distance with their respective spouses, all this down-time with one another might be the straw that breaks the back of the marital camel.
It's understandable that you might be uncertain about making any major changes during such trying times. But, if nothing else, the coronavirus pandemic has shown the world that life is indeed short. Therefore, it makes sense to decide to spend whatever time you have left pursuing happiness instead of remaining yoked to an incompatible spouse in a loveless marriage.
You may discover that although it has its rough patches, your marriage is really worth saving. The two of you might even try some online marital counseling to heal your relationship and remain together. Salvaging a marriage is always a worthwhile goal, but both parties must be committed to that outcome.
You may learn that unfortunately, you or your spouse (or both of you) lack the desire to do the considerable work necessary to get your marriage back on track once again. If such is the case, we can help you initiate the divorce process so that both of you can begin a new, but separate, journey toward happiness.
It is important to note that before you take any action to end your marriage, you learn more about your rights and responsibilities under California law.