Occasionally a client initiates a divorce and later changes their mind after working things out with their spouse which may certainly be the way to go if there is a chance of reconciliation. The decision to divorce or stay together is one of the most important you will make and it requires thoughtful consideration.
Sometimes, there are as many reasons to stay together as there are to divorce. It may be that you and your spouse no longer have much in common, but there are kids to consider. Other times it may be an issue of infidelity that has left you reeling or that your spouse has a history of drug or alcohol abuse, but you worry about how you will manage on your own.
Making the decision to divorce can be difficult, but many say the road of no return begins when respect and trust breaks down. Although it is certainly worthwhile to look at alternatives to divorce such as counseling to see if you can salvage your marriage, sometimes it is the right decision for you and your family to move on, particularly if there are any problems involving emotional or physical abuse.
If your marriage has been demeaning, hurtful, unsatisfying, or there has been a history of abuse, take solace in the knowledge that the decision to divorce might signify the beginning of something – not just the end. If you have questions regarding the divorce process or concerns such as how you will manage financially if your spouse is the sole income earner, how child custody works, or if you will be able to stay in the family home and more, contact the Libertyville family law firm of Schlesinger & Strauss LLC for more information today at 847-680-4970.