Dr. Phil’s Divorce Readiness Test


Dr. Phil’s Divorce Readiness Test

Dr. Phil believes that many people get divorced too quickly when problems arise, and he says that you should not pursue a divorce unless and until you have asked yourselves the following questions:

  1. Have you done everything you can to save and rehabilitate your marriage?
  2. Do you have unfinished emotional business?
  3. Have you researched, planned, and prepared yourself legally for a divorce?
  4. Are you ready to adopt a new standard of conduct with your children?
  5. Are you willing to create a new relationship as a co-parent?

Ask yourself the questions above when contemplating a divorce. Can your marriage be saved? Are you emotionally prepared to separate from your spouse? Do you know what you’re getting yourself into by way of the legal process? How will you shift your day-to-day life with regard to your kids? How will you build a relationship with your spouse to allow you to be parents and cooperate despite a divorce?

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About Alicia Fastman

Alicia Fastman graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, then went on to complete her Juris Doctorate at the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, DE. Alicia graduated from law school with pro bono distinction, completed a Certificate in Criminal Law, and focused her intensive studies within the fields of litigation and trial advocacy. Alicia joined LaMonaca Law in April of 2011 and is a Partner at the firm. She was selected as a Top Lawyer in Main Line Magazine in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019 in the areas of Family Law and Divorce and has been named as a Best Lawyer in the areas of Adoption and Trial in the Delaware County Daily Times. Alicia is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Delaware County Bar Associations. Alicia resides in Delaware County with her dog, Leonard. In her time outside of the courtroom or office, she enjoys creating art, listening to podcasts, and spending time with friends and family.