For many individuals, divorce simply isn’t a word that fits into their vocabulary when they vow to commit themselves to a marriage, through the good times and the bad. The reality is, we can’t expect that every relationship is going to work out perfectly and that no disagreements will ever arise. They will, and you can’t give up every time things appear to be too difficult to handle. The truth is, many marriages go through ups and downs and while it is commendable for someone to be able to work through these differences time after time, sometimes, things just become too tough to endure. And that is when divorce becomes that one word you thought you would never have to say.


If you are someone who is now realizing that divorce might actually be an option for you and your spouse, contact Milton, FL divorce attorney Laura Spencer Coleman. She can explain what the divorce process entails, what requirements you and your spouse must meet to file, and the timeframe it can take before it gets finalized. 


Now that you have accepted that you want to proceed on with filing for divorce, you may not be ready to tell your entire family that your marriage you worked so hard for is coming to an end. And that is understandable. There are plenty of people who are worried about telling others that their marriage didn’t work out and plenty more who feel embarrassed that while their friends were able to work through their differences in their divorces, they weren’t able to. So, below we share with you some tips from Psychology Today on how to tell others you’re getting divorced in the event this isn’t something you feel equipped to handle on your own.


  1. Define your divorce. Determine how you want your divorce to be seen and present it in that way. For example, you can tell people, “It’s amicable, and we wish each other well,” or “I really want a cooperative, non-confrontational divorce, so that’s what I’m working toward.” Not all divorces are amicable and easy to get through but remember, you decide how much or how little information you give and how you want others to perceive it.


  1. Issue a call to action. Let friends and family play a role in the matter, whether it is by offering emotional support or something else. This takes the focus off of the “why” you are divorcing and gives them a role to now place their attention on.


  1. Be ready to “close” a conversation. Instead of going on and on about your divorce and saying something you might regret, try shifting the focus off of you and onto the person you are talking to.


  1. Update your conversation on your divorce based on how it changes. Over the course of a divorce, things will tend to mature and so should your conversation regarding it.


Now, if you haven’t yet consulted with a divorce lawyer in Milton, FL but would like to learn more about why you should hire one, call The Law Office of Laura S. Coleman, P.A. now at 850-626-8520. Not only this legal representative a compassionate attorney who truly cares about her clients’ interests, but she has been in practice for several years and has a great deal of experience that can be used to provide you with and advice and guidance through this difficult time.


The Law Offices of Laura S. Coleman, P.A can be reached at:


5228 Elmira Street

Milton, FL 32570