How to decide for or against divorce

In a perfect world, every marriage would last forever. In the real world, this does not happen. Every year, thousands of couples throughout the country go through the divorce process.

Before you make this big decision, before you decide to split from your partner for good, it is important to learn more about divorce. This is a painful and challenging process that typically costs a lot of time and money.

If you are considering divorce, the first thing you should do is answer this basic question: why?

Some people have a very good reason for moving forward with the divorce process, while others soon realize that they can save their marriage by taking the necessary steps. For example, counseling is an option to consider. This may be just what the couple needs to avoid divorce and get their marriage back in good working order.

When a couple decides that divorce is the only way out, this will lead to a variety of additional questions:

-- How much will it cost?

-- How long will it take?

-- How will the division of property play out?

-- What will happen to any children?

If you decide in favor of divorce, realize that you will need to answer these questions, among others, at some point.

It is never easy to decide for or against divorce. If you find yourself in this position, you have to weigh the pros and cons and then make the best decision for you and your family. In the end, only you know what is best and how to make your life better in the future.

Source: FindLaw, "Whether to Divorce," accessed Sep. 17, 2015

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