The divorce process

On Behalf of | Aug 1, 2017 | Divorce

Minnesota couples are most likely to get divorced after the summer season. Divorces are also more likely after other holidays such as Christmas. Those who study the issue say that men tend to view the process in a sterile and efficient manner while women tend to take more time to process their emotions.

It is advised that individuals go through mediation whenever possible instead of thrashing it out in court. This is because mediation may result in a divorce settlement in less time while spending less money and potentially ending the marriage on a positive note. It may be especially beneficial for parents who have young children, and they should tell them about the divorce when it is appropriate to do so.

There are several reasons why people get divorced, but social media and the internet seem to be playing a role in why marriages end. For instance, people can find old friends or romantic partners through Facebook or meet a potential new partner quickly on Tinder. Age is another factor that may play a role in determining if a person gets divorced. Women who married before turning 18 have a 59 percent chance of getting a divorce in the next 15 years. That rate is only 36 percent when a person waits until age 20 or older to get married.

Having the assistance of an attorney may make it possible to resolve a variety of divorce issues such as determining child custody or support. It may also help an individual get a favorable outcome as it relates to splitting marital property or getting spousal support. Even if an individual chooses to settle a divorce through mediation, it is a good idea to have an attorney review any agreement reached during the process.