How do I find out if my wife filed for divorce?
Use “I” statements, focus on neutral language, report how you feel, and be sympathetic about his/her feelings. Say “I know this is difficult to hear, but our marriage is finished and I want a divorce. I don't believe marital counseling will fix our relationship, but we might benefit from seeing individual therapists.”
Should you tell your spouse you filed for divorce?
The bottom line is that in most situations, telling your spouse you want a divorce prior to the divorce papers arriving will help you both begin the process of planning and preparing for life to change.
What if my spouse filed for divorce first?
If you file first, you control when the divorce gets filed. You can decide to cancel the divorce, as long as she hasn't filed a response. You have until your spouse files an answer to your complaint to cancel the divorce. By filing first you are the plaintiff and she will be the defendant.
What percentage of divorces are initiated by the wife?
According to a study conducted by wf-lawyers.com, about 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. Of those divorces, about 80% are initiated by women. That 50% figure is often cited and is likely to be on the high side, but it is illuminating that 80% of divorces are filed by the wife.