How To Decide If Divorce Is The Best Solution
Once you and your partner begin talking about divorcing, the relationship has taken a big turn. After all, one or both of you is suggesting the best solution is to have a future apart from one another. While a divorce is the optimal solution for many, others benefit from taking steps to avoid ending the marriage.
The process of divorce can be difficult and complicated. Understanding how it will impact your individual future needs to be clear before making any concrete decisions. Talk to a Bucks County family attorney to discuss your options.
Happiness, Anger, and Other Relationships
In order for a relationship to survive, communication is key. If one spouse is unhappy but the other is content, there could be a path to resolution. Some find it helpful to work through what is making the one spouse unhappy through marriage counseling. Then, steps can be done to save a marriage.
But sometimes there is damage that makes it difficult for a couple to reconcile. For example, intense anger can lead to one or both individuals making final decisions in a wave of emotion. Strong feelings are not the best time to make a decision that will impact your future. Try to make decisions with a clear head.
Of course, when one or both individuals have developed extramarital relationships, feelings of betrayal can complicate matters. Even if you know divorce is how you will move forward, do not become involved with other people until a divorce is finalized. Other romantic relationships can exacerbate an already difficult situation.
Financial Concerns and Children
There will be financial shifts, likely for both people, when a couple divorces. For some couples this means going from two incomes to one. Others may have to begin paying for childcare because it is no longer financially possible for a parent to be a stay-at-home parent following a divorce. Whatever your situation, develop a plan so that it is clear you will be financially stable once the divorce is finalized.
When children are part of the family, it is also essential to take their interests into account. This may lead to saving a marriage, if possible. But others realize they are not modeling a healthy relationship for their children to learn from. After all, your kids may grow up and then become involved in unhealthy relationships themselves if that is the only type of communication they witnessed between romantic partners as a child.
Divorce is a big decision. If you want more information about the impact a divorce will have on your future, talk to a Bucks County family attorney. A skilled lawyer can share results of situations similar to your own.
Do you find yourself questioning what your lifestyle will be like if you and your spouse decide to divorce? The family law attorneys at Kardos, Rickles & Hand help to untangle complicated matters and inform you of your options. Our dedicated legal team understands the finer points of family law. There are opportunities to create the life you want. Schedule your free consultation today, call 215-968-6602.