HANEY5 said on
It only takes one party to file for divorce. However, most courts will ensure that both parties have equal opportunity to share their viewpoints through the course of a divorce proceeding. Stated clearly, you can seek a divorce on your own, but your estranged spouse may respond to the surprise proceeding with ugly litigation. Unless you are dealing with physical and/or emotional abuse, do not file for divorce without “testing the waters.” You may discover that your partner feels as strongly about the need for separation and divorce as you do.