How legal separation can help you decide on a divorce
In our last post, we talked about a report that showed the 25 cities in the United States where divorce had seen the largest increase since 1970. You can refer to that post by clicking here. While we don’t want to rehash what we talked about in that post, there is an important point that we want to explore a little further: the notion that getting a divorce is “bad” even though many divorced couples are happy that they went through with it.
Divorce being a “bad” thing is merely a societal perception, but divorce certainly doesn’t seem like someone would want to go through, right? It symbolizes the end of marriage and, in many ways, the end of love. And yet, a divorce can be a great step for someone who is in an unfulfilling marriage.
But how does one reach that decisions? How do you know that a divorce is the right step for you? Obviously, it is a serious decision that needs to be made after a lot of consideration and thought. But one process that can help you make that decision is legal separation.
When you and your spouse legally separate, your marriage remains intact. But the legal separation can be used on a trial basis, giving you and your spouse some time apart (you have to live separately during a legal separation) to consider what it would be like to be without your spouse.
Legal separation can be very helpful for some couples, but in order to go through this process, you should consult with a lawyer first.