7 Things To Consider Before Ending Your Marriage
3rd April 2021
On the surface, you and your partner seem to be doing well and show no obvious red flags. However, when you look deeper into your relationship, you may see that both of you are struggling. Although you may not be able to pinpoint the exact moment when you fell out of love, you will know that something is wrong when you do not enjoy your partner’s company anymore. So when is it the right time to pull the plug on a marriage?
When it comes to divorce lawyers you have to ensure that you invest in the best. After all, you are investing in your future financial security and happiness. Your marriage is a sensitive and personal matter, so you will want to work with someone who understands your situation. The right lawyer will go out of their way to resolve any conflicts and address all issues upfront.
Some of the most significant decisions you will make in your divorce are in relation to finances. With the help of your lawyer, you need to have a clear idea of what you and your partner’s financial situation is now and how the divorce will impact these.
If you have children, then the divorce process will be more complicated. How the children spend their time with each of their parents is one of the first things you and your partner will have to agree on. Whilst there is no presumption of shared care there is a “presumption of parental involvement”
The courts are to presume that, unless there is evidence to suggest otherwise, the involvement of both parents after separation is in the child's best interests. there is a presumption of It is always best to sit down with your partner and discuss the future of your children together before making any hasty decisions.
In a lot of divorce cases, social media becomes a nuisance and a hindrance. Couples who are parting ways should not vent their frustrations on the internet and put themselves in compromising situations.
Issues you will need to consider include but are not limited to, are your respective housing needs and those of your children, mortgage borrowing capacities, property values, location in respect of schools and local amenities etc.
Where possible assemble a good support network of discrete and trustworthy supportive people. Not only will you need the support of your friends and family you will also need good objective advice from professionals
Taking the high road means that you stay vigilant and do not behave poorly towards them and especially so in front of your children. In doing so, you set a good example for your children and reduce the risk of any long term emotional harm when it comes to their self-worth and how they form their own emotional relationships later in life
The ending of a marriage is never easy, and it does not come without some bitterness and remorse. But, even before you decide to pull the plug on marriage, consider the above tips and go into this new phase of life with a positive outlook.
Remember that you shared good moments with your ex-partner. It is best if you keep the essential things in mind, like your children and their future. Hopefully, with the help of the above guidelines, you can apply for divorce on good terms with your spouse.
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