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Weighing the pros and cons of divorce

On Behalf of | Oct 12, 2023 | Family Law |

You’ve tried to be the best husband you could be in your Kentucky marriage. Unfortunately, not all relationships are built to last. If you’re unhappy and things are not working out, it’s worth looking at both the pros and the cons of seeking a divorce.

Pros of divorce

One of the biggest pros of divorce is that if you and your wife have had a toxic relationship, you can get out of it. This allows you to regain your freedom without having to tiptoe around your home. You can begin to heal from your toxic marriage.

Your happiness is a major advantage of divorce if your marriage has had the opposite effect. If you have realized that it’s not worth saving anymore and that you’re constantly unhappy, getting a divorce can bring you some much-needed relief and happiness again.

Divorce allows you to find another love interest. You might have once seen your spouse as the one and only woman in your life, but it’s possible to discover that she wasn’t the one after all. Ending your marriage can potentially land you the love of your life.

Cons of divorce

A notable disadvantage of divorce is that it’s expensive. If the split is contentious, you’ll have to go through a traditional court proceeding and potentially spend several thousands of dollars. Going this route is also lengthy and can take years to settle.

Another of the cons of divorce is that you may have to pay alimony to your former spouse. If you have children, you will have to also pay child support unless you get primary custody. As a father, you could potentially have joint custody, but depending on the circumstances, you may only have visitation with your kids.

It can be hard to imagine your life after a divorce. This list can help you decide if it’s worth pursuing.