by Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
Deciding to divorce is a life changing decision… it is like deciding to change careers, quit a job, move away to another state, having a baby, getting remarried. It is a decision that changes the course of one’s life. In some cases it is necessary, in some cases it is for the better. Deciding to divorce is not to be taken lightly.
Certainly, if there is domestic violence in the marriage, that is a no brainer. You will be better off alone. In cases where there is financial ruin caused by your spouse, that, too, is a no brainer. You will be better off alone. In cases where there are constantly sleepless nights, that, too, is a no brainer. You will be better off alone.
In other marriages, whether to divorce or not, is not so clear. There are people out there who can help you decide whether to leave or stay. One such team member is a therapist, psychologist, or marriage counselor. These experts can assist you in realizing your present state, your goals and how to get there.
Another such team member is your divorce lawyer. With a consultation with a divorce lawyer, you can educate yourself as to what your legal marital rights are, and whether or not you should exercise them or give them up by staying put. With an education from a divorce lawyer, you can weigh the pros and cons of leaving the marriage.
You also have your trusted friends and family, who, perhaps, see things more clearly than you do. They are, and will be your support group in the event you go forward with a divorce.
Lastly, trust your instincts, while you realize that life is short. It is ultimately your decision as to how you want to spend it. For more information about this or other divorce topics, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com for more information.