Recently released census data indicate that the slipping economy unquestionably plays a role in the determinations of many couples considering divorce, including when — and sometimes even whether — they will seek a divorce decree and go their separate ways. Research along a different path also offers some evidence showing that there is strong doubt and vacillation even among certain couples who have already filed for a divorce.
As we have noted in previous blog posts, a divorce is, quite simply, a unique development in the case of every separating couple. No two cases are alike and, thus, the attendant attitudes — including relief, remorse, hostility, certainty, misgivings — will differ in every case.
As experienced family law attorneys, we have seen and counseled clients with widely diverse divorce considerations and feelings. As ethical and caring advocates, we know that what is right in one case can just as easily be wrong in another, and we base our counsel and diligent advocacy always and solely on our client’s best interests.
Sometimes those interests are not best served by a divorce. Financial reality might make that a practical impossibility for some struggling couples. Others might be able to reconcile their differences and stay together. Other might rediscover common ground that enables them to co-exist in a working partnership.
Candidly, though, that is certainly far from being the case in many instances. Most people think long, hard and rationally about their marriages before turning to a divorce attorney. Many times, a divorce and fresh start is what makes the best sense for both parties in a marriage, with a divorce settlement spelling new opportunity and personal revival.
If you have questions about divorce or any other family-related matter, speak candidly and confidentially with an experienced divorce attorney.
Related Resource: Detroit Free Press, “Decision to divorce includes uncertainty, and many people change their minds” Oct. 2, 2011