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Divorce, for many, is the easy way out of a marriage that is in despair.  Sometimes couples are so wrapped up in the heat of the moment that they can’t see possible opportunities that may help address underlying issues and prevent them from filing for a divorce.

Therapy and marriage counseling is a great place to start to work through any issues you may be experiencing. You’ll be engaging a third party, in a neutral space and be able to discuss freely and without judgment what’s going on in your lives. But this has to be a joint effort.  If both spouses aren’t willing to try this approach – whether it be individual therapy or couples – then it won’t work.

Get control of your finances. Most couples fight over money, and money is the reason a lot of marriages end.   You and your spouse need to be on the same page, have a budget and realistic expectations of your finances.  A checks and balances system for your relationship is just as important as one for your finances.

Seek the advice of a divorce attorney.  While divorce may seem like the signing of a few papers, the truth is it can be a very long, drawn-out, and painfully emotional process – even for those couples who are leaving on good terms.  An attorney will be able to consult with you about your specific situation and explain how finances, care of children, and support can come into play.  You will also be able to get a realistic framework about the divorce process.

If you need legal advice, we are always available for a consultation.

Contact us with questions or comments today.