Is Divorce the Right Option for You?
Are you struggling with the hard decision to end your marriage? There are many reasons you could be considering divorce and have feelings that your marriage has run its course.
If you’re unsure about whether or not getting a divorce is the right option for your situation, we have experienced cases of people getting a divorce that you can probably relate to.
Separating Before Divorce
Before jumping ahead to getting a divorce, you could try separating first. Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed in your relationship, but not ready to make a permanent decision, but you need space from your partner.
Getting separated would give you the chance to have the space you need while you figure out your next steps, whether it leads to a divorce or not. In Maryland, getting a legal separation has a few benefits that may interest you.
For example, if you decide you want to leave, under some circumstances, that could be considered as deserting your partner. Desertion is a fault ground for divorce in Maryland, which could affect how alimony and custody are awarded if you or your spouse decides to file for divorce.
Couples separate and eventually get divorced because of differing parenting styles, financial issues, infidelity, abuse, and more. If separating sounds like something that would benefit you, it’s best to speak with a family law attorney about your situation.
Parenting and Abuse
It may sound ridiculous to some people that having an unhealthy relationship and a different parenting style from your spouse can make you feel like you no longer want to be married. You’re not alone in your feelings and maybe you want your kids in a healthy environment.
How you interact with your children can affect your relationship and how you communicate with your spouse. Simple things like how you discipline your children or provide for them can lead to disagreements, arguments, and sometimes even abuse.
If you do decide to get divorced from a difficult spouse, you could find yourself in a custody battle and even face hardships with visitation. Don’t ignore the signs if your parenting style has led to bigger issues that are hard to ignore in your relationship.
Contact A Rockville Family Law Attorney
At Fait & DiLima, LLP, we work closely with families and individuals on many different family law cases. We understand that the topic of divorce comes with a lot of uncertainty, so it's best to book a consultation with our experienced attorneys so we can walk you through the process and start your paperwork.
Contact us at (301) 888-6384 to schedule a consultation to discuss the next steps in your separation or divorce.