The Benefits of Divorce

Going through a divorce can be difficult, especially if the separating spouses have been married for some time or have tried their best to salvage the relationship. However, if irreconcilable differences have arisen or if one of the spouses has been unfaithful, then a divorce may be a blessing for both parties. Despite this new direction, their lives have taken, and the emotions that can accompany a divorce, for many divorcing couples, separating is the best option and brings with it a host of benefits.

Financial Independence

No longer having to consider your former spouse’s financial needs and instead concentrating on your own can alleviate some or all of the financial burdens you may have dealt with while married. For those whose spouses oversaw financial matters during the marriage and may have enforced strict guidelines, such as spending limits, having financial independence can be an especially significant benefit.

Starting Over

Although not all marriages end in turmoil and sorrow, those that do give both parties the opportunity to start anew. If the marriage was in trouble from the start and brought nothing but trouble for the spouses, then starting over grants both a clean slate. Starting new relationships or friendships can also help in the recovery process if the marriage had been either abusive or lacking in physical or emotional connections.

Personal Freedom

A new life as a bachelor or bachelorette grants freedom and independence. Domestic responsibilities and/or emotional influences will no longer be factors in your new life and you will be free to do as you wish. The independence of living single allows for the personal freedom that one may have felt was lacking when married. However, if children are involved, this new freedom does not free either party from parental duties. Children will forever bind you and your ex-spouse, so do your best to maintain an amicable relationship with him/her.

Personal Growth

Your newfound freedom will allow you to learn more about who you are now that your marriage is over. You will have greater opportunities to explore new hobbies and interests, as well as to invest time in old ones that you might not have had time for while you were married. It also gives you the chance to meet new people and experience new relationships.

Speak with a San Marcos Divorce Lawyer

If you or a loved one is involved in family law litigation or a divorce case with child support, custody, or visitation issues, and need legal representation, don’t hesitate to contact the Fischer & Van Thiel Family Law Firm of San Marcos at (760) 757-6854 today to get solid legal advice and a professional divorce lawyer consultation.