Here’s a possibility that may not even sound plausible right now: one day, months or maybe even years from now, you and your ex might decide to get back together.
What would the implications of that scenario be?
Given what’s happened in your family recently, that possibility may sound very far fetched. Perhaps your husband cheated on you with a close family friend and/or lied to you about something very important; or maybe you and your wife viciously fought over money or the kids for some time.
But you might be surprised by how your relationship could evolve, notwithstanding what happened recently. In fact, some couples break up and get back together (and get remarried) multiple times. Such a scenario is not ideal — especially for children or other dependents caught in the middle — because you want to minimize the amount of “relationship turnover” in your life to create a stable home. But the human heart is unpredictable.
Of course, getting separated/divorced and then later remarried can create a cascade of peculiar legal and tax challenges, as well as incur strange reactions from close family and friends, who may not know how to interpret the back and forth about the relationship.
The big picture is this: the divorce process can unfold in ways that you cannot fully anticipate, even if you have a strong intuition for what will happen.
To prevent unappealing surprises and to take advantage of unanticipated opportunities, retain an effective divorce attorney early on in the process — ideally, someone who has dealt with situations like yours successfully many times. Call the Toussaint Law Firm right now to schedule a consultation with our team.