Diane Neumann & Associates
Full Service Divorce Mediation Firm Since 1981

My wife told me that she wants a divorce. Do I have to give her one?

The short answer is “yes”. If one spouse wants a divorce in Massachusetts, that individual may request the court to grant a divorce, and the divorce will be granted, regardless of the other spouse’s feelings or behavior. The spouse who does not want the divorce may choose to prolong the time it takes to get the divorce, and obviously, make getting the divorce more expensive for both parties, but he or she cannot stop the divorce.



Conveniently located off the Mass Pike,Exit 17, or Interstate 95/128, Route 20 (Map and Directions)
our new South Shore mediation office in Milton, MA
126A Main Street, Watertown, Massachusetts • 02472 • • Fax: 617-926-9101
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