If my husband wants a divorce but I am against it, do I have an option?

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If my husband wants a divorce but I am against it, do I have an option?

I cursed his mother out because we got into an argument and I told him to get her out of our house.

Asked on August 4, 2011 North Carolina

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If by "do I have an option," you mean, "can I stop my husband from divorcing me," then the answer is, unfortunately, no. No person can force another to stay married if he or she does not want to; any person can get a divorce regardless of the wishes of his or her spouse.

Obviously, you can attempt to talk him of this, see if you can convince him to give the marriage aother chance or try couples therapy with you, etc.--but if he is determined to divorce, he does have that right. If he appears likely to go throw with the divorce, you should probably consult with a matrimonial or family law attorney, to see how to best protect your interests.


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