Is it worth getting divorced in this economy?

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

It depends upon who you ask.  With marital assets devalued, such as the marital home, the  spouse who buys out the other spouse of his/her share of the marital estate is getting a bargain.  The payor gets the bargain and the payee gets less than normal.   Spitting securities accounts costs the payor less because the value is lower than say a year ago or a year from now.   There may be less alimony to pay because bonuses are down or non existant.    But if you are the payee, it might be better to wait until the economy improves to file for divorce.

Another thing to consider is are you at the end of your rope?  Do you want out at any cost?  Do you have another relationship you want to move into?  Are your children being detrimentally harmed by the current relationship?  There are so many ways to evaluate whether or not to file for divorce, that only you can determine that.

If you need help in figuring it out, consult with a professional therapist.   Then visit the divorce lawyer to learn about your rights and options.

For more information call one of the attorneys at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com.

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