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Filing for Divorce – Is it the Best Option for You?


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Deciding to go through a divorce is a very personal decision. Each relationship, circumstance, and individual is different. Therefore, we can’t tell you that filing for divorce in your situation is the right thing to do. However, we can help guide you through the process to make the right decision for yourself.

At The Betz Law Firm, we are committed to guiding you through the legal nuances and emotional aspects of filing for and then dealing with your divorce. No matter your questions or concerns, our team of compassionate lawyers will be at your side, offering our guidance and support.

Divorce is a complex process for various reasons. If you’re contemplating divorce, it’s a decision you should not take lightly. Here are some things to consider when deciding whether divorce is the best decision.

Are you sure divorce is the only option?

Divorce is a painful, complex experience that affects people’s emotions, finances, and family relationships. Some marriages are destined to end because of chronic drug or alcohol abuse, domestic violence, or other serious reason. But this is not true of many marriages.

Remember that if you divorce, this decision will profoundly change the lives of your spouse, children, parents, and maybe even extended family. It will profoundly change your life too! Therefore, you need to ask yourself a serious question – are you sure divorce is the only option?

It’s important to note that an unhappy marriage can become happy again. Outside pressures such as losing a job, the death of a family member, or other significant changes in your lives can cause marital stress. Sometimes the passage of time will relieve the strain. Even couples that face serious conflict, communication problems, and infidelity can revitalize their marriage through therapy and marriage counseling.

Is divorce going to solve your problems or just create more?

You may feel that you just can’t stand your spouse anymore. Most married people think this way at some point in their marriage, even in happy ones. You may feel that your spouse is the source of all your emotional problems. But will the problems be solved with divorce, or will it just aggravate them and create new ones?

If you have children, will divorce make life better for them or just complicate it more? Although many kids can adapt well to divorce, not all do. Some consequences are evident immediately, while others show up later in their adult life.

What about financially? Personal finances are typically never simple, and divorce can make it even more challenging. Divorce can be expensive. Typically women suffer more because they are more likely to rely on their husband’s income. Approximately 20% of women fall into poverty after a divorce, while about 25% temporarily lose their health insurance.

Are you listening to others or just yourself?

Deciding whether or not to divorce is your decision – not your parents, siblings, or friends. It’s a personal decision only you understand and will have to live with. Even well-meaning friends and family can guide you in the wrong direction. It may be prudent to get some personal counseling with a therapist. They are non-biased parties that can logically work out your feelings and emotions.

How can The Betz Law Firm help?

A family law attorney should be someone you can trust to help you through some of the most challenging times in your life and one of the people you want next to you to celebrate triumphs. Our firm uses experience, good communication, and availability to help you navigate life-changing events. We understand that resolving issues through mediation and negotiation will yield better results for both parties. We are available around the clock to answer your questions and address your concerns.

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