Making the decision to get divorced is not one people take lightly. It’s a momentous change and must be considered carefully before moving ahead. That said, if you are currently engaged in frequent arguments with your spouse and/or consider yours to be a stressful marriage, meeting with a divorce attorney may be the first step toward a happier, more positive future.
There is a common misconception that when people choose to part ways, they’re destined for a life of misery and loneliness. In reality, the majority of people actually report being happier after getting divorced. There’s a lot to be said for no longer having to deal with ongoing conflict and frequent disagreements over fundamental issues.
Women May See More Benefit
Research conducted in the United Kingdom revealed that women in particular report being happier after divorce. Furthermore, the study concluded that women reported feeling more content for up to 5 years following a divorce. This was found to be true despite the fact that in most cases, the financial impact of divorce negatively impacts women more than it does men. But being better off financially does not make up for staying in an unhappy marriage. As the old saying goes, “Money can’t buy happiness.’
One factor that surely affects the outcome in the years following a split is how people approach and handle divorce. Divorce doesn’t have to be a long, drawn-out fight. When the parties agree to work together to find a middle ground, taking steps to avoid turning the process combative, everyone is better off in the long run. Choosing mediation can make divorce far less emotionally draining for everyone involved, and it can be m expensive as well – a win-win for both parties!
Is Divorce Right For You?
Life is short and staying in an unhappy marriage is no way to live out the time we have here on earth. If you are considering divorce, but are not ready to take that step, there are other options available. You might want to consider a legal separation, which can allow time and space to decide what you want, without the finality of divorce.
When deciding between legal separation vs. divorce, it’s important to know the differences between the two. Each has a different connotation with respect to legal matters such as tax filings. Your attorney can help you determine the best path to take.
Because your happiness is important to us as at Buncher Family Law, we work to ensure that you understand the pros and cons of all of your options, and advise you accordingly, so you can make the best decision for you and your future.