Divorce: The Hardest Decision You Will Ever MakeBy Hanson, Gorian & Bradford
Jul. 25, 2011 12:02p
For many people, trying to decide whether or not to get a divorce is often one of the toughest decisions they will make in their lives. This is especially true for couples with children. Disrupting the lives of their children can be an agonizing prospect. Who will retain primary custody? How often will you be able to see your children if you are not the primary caregiver? Will your children be emotionally hurt by the break-up of the family? How will they cope?
The second consideration usually involves finances. What will happen to the family home? How can you afford to keep two residences going where children will have access to both parents? How will you divide up the property, assets, and debts? If you are a woman who has stayed home to care for children, how will you be able to support yourself and your children at the same standard of living? If you are the father, how will you be able to provide financial support for children and possibly your ex-wife if your finances are drained by the split?
All of these considerations must be confronted and resolved before your divorce can be finalized. Many of them involve emotionally-charged issues which can get in the way of clear thinking and doing what is best for all concerned. If you are in this situation in Riverside, California, where the recession has hit homeowners as hard as anywhere in the country, the prospect of resolving your divorce can appear overwhelming.
The Decision-Making Process
Ultimately, no one can make the decision about whether or not to begin a divorce but you. You will have to decide whether or not you are better off married to your spouse or better off taking your lumps and moving on. Besides the emotional reasons for divorce, however, you should get all of the information and understanding you can about how a prospective divorce will change yours and your children's lives, how it will impact your finances, and how the laws you will be subject to will affect you. To make a fully informed decision, you need knowledge.
You can get that knowledge from a Riverside divorce lawyer at Hanson, Gorian & Bradford, a law firm that is devoted exclusively to handling divorce and all of its attendant issues for clients throughout the Riverside area. As they are fully experienced in all of the legal aspects of divorce, the attorneys at the firm can review your unique situation and advise you on everything you need to know to help you make that very difficult decision.
Contact a Riverside divorce attorney at Hanson, Hales, Gorian & Bradford for a consultation about your decision to obtain a divorce today.
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