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My husband wants a divorce. I do not. Is there any way to…

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My husband wants a divorce. I do not. Is there any way to force him to go to counseling for ptsd and/or porn addiction before I agree to a divorce?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps has your husband taken? Has he filed any papers in family court?

He got a free consult. No papers filed

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state is he in?

Georgia

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you

Good morning. I am sorry to say but there is not. This is a civil matter, not criminal, so a Judge can not just force or order him to do so. Ideally, he would want to try and save the marriage to work with you, to move on and prevent the divorce but if he wants a divorce, he can proceed, over your objection. It is possible to try and work with him on this and ask that he voluntarily do so, to see if it will help and you may even want to work out an agreement, whereby you will not necessarily contest this and try and be civil, in the divorce process, if he makes a good faith effort to get help.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok thank you for that info. That is a good idea

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