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Should you get a divorce?

On Behalf of | Jan 14, 2021 | Divorce

The decision to divorce is a difficult one. People in Pennsylvania should take a number of things into account to ensure that they are making the right decision.

Dealing with emotions

Some people might be struggling with still having feelings for their spouse. This can make it difficult for them to set the necessary boundaries and move ahead with a divorce. If you are planning to divorce, you need to do it because you want to end the marriage and not because you are trying to change your spouse or make them sorry for how you treated them. While you may be angry, sad or some combination of the two about the divorce, you need to be able to set aside those emotions as you make your decision.

Weighing the costs

Another thing to consider is whether you were ever truly both committed to the marriage. Some people may live together for years and even raise children together, but they might not ever have truly worked together as a team. If this is the case, divorce might be the right choice. You might also decide that you do not want to put your children through the pain of a divorce or that you do not want to give up the lifestyle that you have. If this is the case, you might be able to pursue some of your own interests and find some satisfaction that you could not get in marriage.

Another thing that might help you decide is meeting with an attorney. Learning more about how the process might go, how your assets may be divided, and what kind of an arrangement might be likely for child custody can give you a sense of what your life would be like after divorce.