The Pros and Cons of Getting a Divorce

By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.

Orange County divorce mediation attorneys; California Divorce MediatorsIn a majority of scenarios, the couples file for their divorce when they are sick of handling their marital problems. However, the million dollar question is whether divorce is really the ultimate solution to cope up with problems that pop up in a marriage or not. Or does it create more issues in a situation that is already stressful? In fact there are two sides to the coin, which means any divorce has both pros and cons attached to it The problem is that most of the couples just consider the pros and overlook the cons till the time a petition for divorce is filed in the court and when they are in the midst of an unpleasant divorce litigations and the negative impacts of their divorce sometimes. Here are dome f the pros and cons associated with a divorce that you should consider before going to your family court system.

Pros of a divorce

  • This is not the first time your spouse gas cheated on you. He or she has done it before too and you can easily refer to such a person as a serial cheater. In such a scenario, it is better to bid adieu to your spouse. After all, you deserve will be better off without such an infidel partner in your life.
  • When your marriage has turned into a violent situation, it is time for you to move on in life without such an abusive partner. In case you do decide to divorce, domestic abuse is the best reason to do so.
  • Your spouse resorts to name calling dominate and tries to rake over your life and give you no freedom at all. In fact, he or she us a complete bully and you have lost your peace of mind. It is time for you to divorce such a person and start your life fresh.
  • When your spouse and you do not share a normal, intimate relationship that a couple should have, there is definitely something amiss in your marriage. When you are married to a person who does not feel that sex is an important part of the marriage, perhaps it is time to move on.

Cons of a divorce

  • Your children can be negatively affected by your divorce. In such scenarios, you can make them feel secured by making their well-being a top priority during and after the divorce. However, you need to understand that your divorce is as tough for you as for your kids to digest.
  • You may have to face financial constraints during as well as after your divorce comes through. In case you are the male partner, you need to pay for expenses like spousal support and child support. On the other hand, when you are the female partner, your earnings will fall drastically and you may have to struggle to keep things good.

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