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Knowing When It Is Time to Get Divorced

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TX divorce lawyerYou have likely heard the statistics about how about half of marriages end in divorce. They are often repeated for a reason. Not only is it true that most marriages do not last forever, but this also means that many people who marry will experience divorce at some point in their life.

Divorce does not mean that you have failed as a couple or as a spouse. You may have been very much in love and very much right for each other at the time you got married. However, life happens, and people change. Or, you may have begun to realize that you married too young, for the wrong reasons, or because getting married felt obligatory. If your marriage is no longer bringing you joy, but is instead causing you stress or pain, it may be time to end the marriage. It is important to be represented by an attorney if you do decide that divorce is the best option for you, even if your divorce is likely to be amicable. 

Tips for Making a Decision About Divorce 

It is not always easy to decide whether divorce is the right option for you. Some things to do when making a decision include:

  • Consult your spouse - When a marriage is not working, both spouses are likely aware. You may find that your spouse has also been wondering if divorce is the next step. Or, you may find that there is mutual interest in trying marriage counseling or making other efforts to rekindle the marriage. 
  • Consider your well-being - If your spouse is abusive in any way - emotionally, sexually, physically, or financially - you must put your well-being first. Take the time to figure out whether your spouse‚Äôs behavior towards you is merely inconsiderate or rises to the level of abuse. 
  • Talk to a professional - A counselor or therapist can help you take a deep dive into your own feelings and mindset, which can help you decide what is best for you. 
  • Ask why you have stayed - It can be illuminating to question why you have stayed this long. If you are only staying for the kids, out of financial consideration, or because you are worried about what people will think if you get divorced, it may be time to consider solutions other than staying in a difficult marriage.

Deciding whether divorce is right for you is something only you can do for yourself. 

Contact a Collin County Divorce Lawyer 

When you have made the difficult decision to get divorced, Law Office of Brian Bagley can help. A skilled Plano divorce attorney, Attorney Bagley will do all he can to make the process as stress-free as possible. For a complimentary consultation, please contact us at 972-422-2424

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