Any couple that is asking the age old question of whether to stay in the marriage or leave should consider the happiness each person could attain if they were to get a divorce. There are many legal matters as well as emotional and mental factors to weigh when one decides on divorce. While every divorce is different, there are some key matters to keep in mind that are pretty much true for all California separating spouses as well as divorcing couples across America.
The first thing one should keep in mind is that there is no way to predict how long the divorce will take. Some divorce proceedings could take years, so mental and emotional strength is needed to keep the matter amicable. Finances will also become a complex matter, and struggling with sorting out financial matters will undoubtedly add to one’s stress.
Finances will be even more complex if a child is involved. Also, no matter which separating spouse is granted primary child custody, it is highly likely that neither parent will see the child every day. Mental and emotional preparation for this event is also necessary in order to avoid a lot of stress when it does occur.
Aside from the complexities and emotional and mental strain, once one’s divorce is final, there will be happiness. Finally being free from an unfulfilling marriage is a wonderful feeling that will make all of the hardships worth it in the end. California professionals are also available to provide consultation into the complexities of divorce in order to reduce stress so that one can be happier sooner.
Source: Huffington Post, “Divorce: Should I Stay or Should I Go?” Carla Schiff Donnelly, July 24, 2013