With the economic downturn, many families are feeling the stress of financial crises. This financial stress often puts too much additional strain on the marriage and, precipitating the need/desire to divorce, it also causes couples to worry that they cannot afford to proceed in a divorce action.
Many people are underwater with their mortgages on their homes and they believe a divorce would force the sale of the home at a loss. Some think it is better to just stay married rather than face economic reality. Others think they could not possibly afford the expense of two households with one spouse being unemployed and they simply delay the divorce. For some this is a viable solution; for others this means more pain and continuing conflict while both are feeling trapped in a failed relationship.
Emotions become more intense when people feel they have no options and resentment inevitably grows. The goal of every divorce should be to end the marriage with as little acrimony as possible. It is healthier for the spouses to get on with their lives and for the children and extended family to have a respectful ending of the relationship. Sometimes the best way for a continuing respectful relationship is to end the existing relationship.
Getting Legal Help
The experienced family law attorneys at Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP have helped many people resolves their differences with dignity, respect and privacy. Call us at (916) 455-5200 or email info@DivorceWithRespect.com.