In general, the trend has been that January is the busiest month of the
year for divorce lawyers. Couples who have barely survived the holidays
are finally ready to announce their decision to split, the holidays have
added that final strain on their relationship, or a spouse has reevaluated
their life at the New Year and realized that their marriage has crumbled.
Whatever the reason, the statistics tend to agree, the term "divorce
month" is a label that January deserves, and the pattern appears
unchanged this year too.
While simply seeking change is a poor reason for a divorce, according to
one psychological expert, there are of course numerous reasons for couples
to feel that a divorce is necessary. If you are confident that you have
a reason to
divorce, then here are some reasons why delaying that course of action is a bad
idea, and why pursuing this course can give you the right start to your New Year.
1. Singleness is not the same as loneliness. Many people put off this vital
decision because they are afraid of no longer having their plus one. But
the truth is, being in a bad relationship is much lonelier than being
on your own. If you break off from an unhealthy relationship, you can
reap the benefits of becoming more independent, and of honing your talents
and strengthening your friendships.
2. Then there are financial consequences to consider; if you wait longer
than you should, you will end up with a more expensive divorce. Of course,
this is a decision that you have to take seriously, which will require
time to think and talk things over. But once you know, there is usually
no point in waiting (except for maybe during the holidays). One reason
why is that the longer you are together, the more you will amass in marital
property (including retirement accounts), the less that remains separate
property. This means that you could easily lose more in
property division the longer you wait to file.
3. You can get a brighter outlook on life. Yes, a divorce is a painful
and stressful process, but this is often the kind of hardship that has
people come out stronger on the other end. Once a person has discovered
a measure of independence from an unhealthy relationship, they can realize
that they can overcome just about any hurdle in their way.
To understand more about the legal and financial repercussions of a divorce,
do not wait to
contact the Myers Law Group, P.C. An experienced divorce lawyer in Long Island may be able to help you achieve
the resolution that you deserve, the divorce that can equip you with what
you need to start a new chapter in life.