Often I have a potential client come for a consultation and ask “Do I need a divorce?” I always tell them that they are the only one who can answer that question. No one else knows exactly what is going on in that marriage. No one else has to live with the consequences of whether they get a divorce.
Of course there are situations where there is pressure from other people to either stay or leave a marriage. They may be concerned about safety issues, financial issues, or family relationship issues. But the decision must be made by the individual living in the situation.
Some couples are able to work through issues including extramarital affairs, domestic violence incidents, alcohol and substance abuse issues, and financial issues through counseling. If the counseling works, the couple often end up with a stronger marriage.
On the other hand, some people just aren’t able to trust their partner again after such issues arise whether they go to counseling or not. And some people would never consider sharing their issues with a counselor.
All of it is very personal and differs from person to person.
Sometimes a person just needs to explore all of their options before making a decision. If so, a consultation with a family law attorney might help.
Nedra K. Howard
Nedra has represented clients in matters relating to divorce, separate maintenance, child custody and support, family violence protective orders, adoption, prenuptial agreements, business disputes and litigation, personal injury, property damage, and wills.
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