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The pros and cons of getting a divorce

On Behalf of | Oct 3, 2023 | Divorce

Although no Texas couple goes into their wedding thinking their marriage will ever end, many eventually will split. There are many reasons why things might come to an end. Whatever the case, if you are considering divorce, it’s crucial to weigh out the pros and cons.

Pros of divorce

One of the biggest pros of getting a divorce is that if your marriage is toxic, you can finally escape it. Whether there is a history of abuse or you constantly fight, if you’re no longer able to get along, divorce is a solution. It allows you to enjoy your freedom and get a chance at a new life.

Divorce means that you can start dating someone new. You are no longer tied down to your spouse and have a chance at finding love again. It also gives you the opportunity to reconnect with people you might have lost touch with during your marriage.

If you have children and your marriage was spiraling down, divorce can benefit them. Kids often struggle during the time before their parents divorce especially if there’s contention present. This can happen whether you and your spouse are fighting or giving each other the silent treatment.

Cons of divorce

A disadvantage of divorce is that it’s expensive. If you’re not in a place where you can avoid going to court and use mediation or collaborative divorce, you’ll pay thousands of dollars. Divorce can also bring uncertainty about your future. You may also have family and friends picking sides.

If you and your spouse have children, divorce means having to decide on custody. This is one of the most stressful parts of divorce; depending on the circumstances, you might not get the custody you want or might not get it at all and instead be granted visitation.