If you divide your finances and establish your own areas of the house, that’s usually evidence enough for a court that you’re no longer living as a married couple.However, you can also file for divorce on a no-fault ground, such as irreconcilable differences, in every state.If you’ve historically paid all household expenses, speak with your attorney about whether it is a good idea to continue doing so.It might send a message to the court that you’re willing and able to offer your spouse that kind of long-term financial support.
Try not to cause any ill will that might turn a consensual divorce into a battle.
Many couples divide household bills proportionately with their incomes.
If you earn 70 percent of your combined incomes, take responsibility for 70 percent of household expenses and give the others to your spouse.
Will your spouse be surprised or has this been brewing for some time?
If you’re sure you can’t save your marriage, it might be time to move forward.Even so, before you rush out and file the papers, get your ducks in a row.