Recent polls have shown that in the United States today approximately 40 to 45 percent of all marriage end in divorce at some point. This is in stark contrast with statistics only 20 years ago that showed only 20 percent of all marriages ended in divorce. The point of highlighting this statistic is to show that getting a divorce is less and less associated with a negative stigma. The reasons for divorce can be many, ranging from infidelity to just incompatibility over time. If you are currently in a marriage and are considering a separation divorce might be the answer you are looking for. If you believe that divorce is not the immediate answer there are also a wide range of things you can do to help fix your marriage.
The nature of a divorce can vary widely. On one hand you have couples that mutually no longer find an attraction in one another and decide to end the marriage on mutual terms. Then you have divorces that end in bitter conflict and sometimes painful custody battles or declamations of financial rights. When you get married, no one things that it will end in divorce, but if the time comes it is healthy to realize that getting a divorce is not a bad thing.? Many people take it as a chance to start again or make the changes in their life that they always wanted to make. Divorces can however be quite expensive for you, especially if it is a case of infidelity or mistreatment and you are fault. If this is the case, there is very little you can do in terms of protecting your assets. Think long and hard about considering a divorce, if you determine it is the only real option you and your partner have, do your best to follow though as amicably as possible.
There are of course alternatives to divorce. Some couple choose to separate for a while and some choose to see a marriage counselor. These actions have the specific goal of attempting to save the marriage. Couples have many reasons to save marriages especially if there are children or businesses involved. Statistics show that around 65 percent of all couples that seek marriage counseling save their marriage, 20 percent of those do however end up in divorce 10 to 15 years later. If you and your partner believe that staying together and keeping the marriage alive are in your best interests it may be a good idea to seek marriage counseling from a marriage professional.
Our questionnaire is not designed to tell you what to do, but will weight you options against past actions and how you personally feel about the situation. We highly recommend that you talk with your partner earnestly about the state of your marriage and decide from there.