Marriage is supposedly “’til death we do part.” For roughly 40 percent of married couples – statistics vary – that isn’t going to be the case.
If you make the decision to divorce, do so because you truly feel this is the best option. Never enter into divorce proceedings with the idea that you are “teaching your spouse a lesson” or otherwise attempting to gain leverage in the relationship. That is a dangerous and losing game. If you do want to save the marriage, find a counselor or therapist to help you and your spouse. The Atlanta Divorce Law Group may even be able provide you a referral. Divorce is always the final option when the marriage becomes untenable.
With divorce, there is no “one size fits all.” Every situation is unique. The state of Georgia recognizes this, and each divorce is considered on a case-by-case basis.
Most divorces take a fair amount of time – it’s not a quick process. If you’ve only been married a relatively short time, and you don’t have children or much in the way of marital assets, your divorce will likely proceed faster. If you’ve been married a while, with minor children and considerable assets, prepare for the dissolution to take longer.
Divorce is a painful life experience, but as with all life experiences, it offers hidden lessons and opportunities. You have a chance to learn constructively from it and live a better life because of the divorce. After this difficult experience, you will have a better idea of what you want or do not want in the future. You’ll also learn what you want in a potential partner. A beautiful future is always a possibility, but it takes work and self-knowledge.
Remember the adage: Sometimes the worst thing that happens to you turns out to be the best thing that happens to you. No one can foretell the future, but it’s likely that you’ll experience wonderful opportunities and enjoy relationships that would never have occurred if you stayed in an unhappy marriage.
Happily Ever After Divorce™ also recognizes that it’s very helpful for parents who are divorcing to remain family. Your children still connect you, and that means you and your ex will need to continue to co-parent. You will both need to go to birthday parties, holidays, graduations, weddings, and behind. One day, you may even grandparent together. To that end, our mission is to come up with legal solutions that recognize that the divorce is not the end of the family. Rather, it restructures a dysfunctional family to become a healthier one.