Couple comes to lawyer for a divorce, but when he asks them 4 questions, they change their minds

October 31, 2017 5:47 pm Last Updated: October 31, 2017 5:52 pm

“Nobody marries planning a divorce,”—these were words of a divorce lawyer in Brazil. With this mindset, the lawyer doesn’t mind helping his clients reconcile even if that means losing a potential client.

Rafael Gonçalves is a lawyer from the small Brazilian town of Sao Sebastiao do Paraiso and has become famous for helping get a married couple back together by asking them four simple questions.

©Facebook | Rafael Gonçalves

The young couple had gone to Gonçalves’s office to ask for a divorce and stated their reasons. But Gonçalves noticed that the couple seemed to still be in love and decided to help them.

He gave them a list of documents needed for the divorce and at the bottom, he wrote down four questions for them to answer before they return.

He asked:

“1. Did I do everything I could to save this marriage?

2. Is a divorce really the best option today?

3. Who is influencing my decisions?

4. How many problems did you overcome together and how you met?”

The couple came back a few days later deciding against the divorce. They also snapped a photo of the questions and posted it on social media, hoping that this will help to salvage other marriages.

©Facebook | Rafael Gonçalves

Speaking to Good News Network, Gonçalves explained his actions, “I don’t think I did anything special and, in my opinion, all my colleagues should act the same. Nobody starts dating planning to break up, and nobody marries planning a divorce. We live in a society that trade or throw something away instead of fixing it, and this is sadly applying to relationships, too.”

©Facebook | Rafael Gonçalves

“Sometimes all it takes for a marriage to work is to find someone to pause a moment of conflict and allow them the opportunity to adjust. Truth be told, I still get requests of people needing help in their relationships and people letting me know that their lawyers started using the same questions,” he added.