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The process of considering a divorce

Deciding to pursue a divorce is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Therefore, the process leading up to it is a difficult one. It is sure to change your life, and hopefully for the better.

It is important that you are well-prepared for the doubts that you will inevitably face in the process, as well as making sure that you understand everything that needs to be considered, both from a legal and personal point of view.

Is divorce the right decision to make?

You might be unsure about pursuing a divorce because you are worried about how it will affect your children and your relationship with them. Although this is a valid and important consideration, it is also possible that by going through a divorce, your relationship with your children will improve.

Should I try to work things out?

It is most common for married people to only want a divorce because their marriage is not working. Therefore, many couples can avoid divorce by resolving their issues. This is achievable through mediation, therapy or counseling.

What should I do if only my spouse wants a divorce?

If your spouse is asking you for a divorce, it can be a very stressful situation to be in. It is a good idea to suggest therapy as a response to this, since occasionally issues can be worked through.

If you are contemplating a divorce, it is important to envision and prepare for every possible outcome. Therefore, it is a good idea to fully understand the legalities of divorce in Pennsylvania.  Contact a domestic law attorney at the Quinn Law Firm at 814-833-2222 to learn more or to schedule a consultation.

Source: Mediate, "Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask," accessed Feb. 07, 2018

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