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Reasons a divorce might be beneficial

For couples in Spokane and across the country, parting ways with a spouse is a difficult decision. This is true regardless of the constitution of the couple - opposite sex or same sex. It is true whether there are children or not and if there are significant assets as part of the marriage. It's important to remember that there are times that divorce might be a preferable option to staying together. Keeping various factors in mind is the key to making the determination whether or not to move forward with the end of a marriage or trying to work the problems out.

If there are children in the family and they're privy to a toxic relationship, it might be better for them and the parents to end the constant dispute and move forward with a divorce. Children may be harmed more by staying in a negative atmosphere than moving on. Constant disagreements can also be poor for the health of the spouses. If the disagreements are settled and the emotional upheaval is stopped by ending the union, it can help both parties mentally, physically and emotionally.

As painful as it can be to end a union whether it's long or short, starting a new life with someone more compatible can lead to greater happiness. Understanding that the short-term struggle that accompanies divorce legal issues will pass, and it's likely that the lives of the spouses will improve as they adapt to living apart. Realizing that the ingrained issues that are causing the constant disputes are unlikely to change and accepting that it's time to move on, can provide a form of liberation.

While the end of a marriage is a tough terrain to navigate, there are many reasons why a couple should decide that they're better off in the immediate and in the future if they move on with a divorce. There are many issues with a divorce including financial concerns, how the children will be dealt with, where they'll live, who receives what property from the marriage, and much more. The key is often competent legal advice. For that, it is important to discuss the matter with a qualified legal professional before taking the first step in a divorce.

Source: Huffington Post, "Top 5 Reasons Why Divorce Is An Option," Jill P. Weber, Ph.D, accessed on Dec. 24, 2014

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