To divorce, or not to divorce

On Behalf of | Apr 29, 2016 | Divorce

When a marriage seems too far gone to save, divorce may be an option worth considering. For instance, a Minnesota spouse who is a domestic abuse victim is generally better off getting out of the relationship. The same is true for those who are involved with someone who is an addict in denial or are with someone who harms their children.

Another reason to seek a divorce is if one partner has cheated on the other. While some couples can work past infidelity issues, the lack of trust caused by it could be hard or impossible to overcome. While divorce may be the best option for some couples, it doesn’t mean it is the only one. There are times when attempting to work through problems in a relationship is beneficial.

Overcoming marital problems could be good for a person’s health and financial well-being. The stress of going through a divorce could lead to illness and other complications. Furthermore, people have to figure out how they will be able to support themselves on a single income after the divorce is finalized. Working through issues may also be helpful for parents who are currently raising their children and want to keep the family together.

The question of whether or not to end a marriage is often a difficult one to answer. If the decision is made to move forward, though, then each spouse should have separate legal representation, as a variety of legal issues such as property division will need to be addressed. Ideally, the attorneys can negotiate a settlement agreement on behalf of their respective clients which can avoid a protracted courtroom battle.