Do i have the right to demand counceling before divorce

My wife has done very crazy things and is mentally unstable, midlife crises and hormones i guess, and our 3 kids effected dramatically.

Brooksville, FL -

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John Arthur Smitten

John Arthur Smitten

Family Law Attorney - Clearwater, FL
Answered

Yes you can ask that the court delay entry of the divorce and order counselling. However ultimately it only takes one party to get the divorce. Contact my office for free consultation 727-446-7659

Osa Jackson Harp IV

Osa Jackson Harp IV

Family Law Attorney - Brooksville, FL
Answered

Going through a divorce can be a mentally destabilizing experience for all of the parties involved. However, the State of Florida is a "no-fault" divorce state, meaning the only requirement to dissolve a marriage in the State of Florida is to prove your marriage is "irretrievably broken."

It is a noble endeavor for you to want to save your marriage by going through some marital counseling. Unfortunately, if your wife's position is that the marriage is "irretrievably broken," generally Courts will not force a party against his or her will to go through marital counseling.

My law firm is located in Brooksville, Florida and I would be happy to sit down with you and answer any other questions you may have. Divorce consultations at my firm are absolutely free.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Osa J. Harp, IV, Esquire
Harp Law Firm, LLC
(352) 796-9303
Website: www.hernandocountydivorcelawyer.com

Calli Diane Baldwin

Calli Diane Baldwin

Family Law Attorney - Houston, TX
Answered

What kind of counseling do you want? Are you trying to reconcile? Are you wanting her to be more mentally stable before she is around the children? Do you want the children in counseling? You can't force your wife to go to counseling to reconcile. You can file a motion to request a mental examination and/or treatment if you believe your wife is a danger to your children emotionally or physically. And you can file a motion or try to get your wife to agree to put the children in counseling if you believe they are being impacted negatively by the divorce.

This attorney is licensed in the State of Texas only and this information does not constitute legal advice. If... more
Stephen Ross Cohen

Stephen Ross Cohen

Family Law Attorney - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Answered

for your wife no, for the children you can ask that she pay a contributory share and then it is up to the Judge

My name is Stephen R. Cohen and I have practiced over 38 years and can be reached at 213-819-1171. I practiced... more

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