Every divorce is unique, but what is universal is the fact that it’s complicated. It’s never easy to end a marriage, especially one that has lasted many years.
So what exactly is the hardest thing about divorce? That depends. It will vary, as not all divorces incorporate all the same elements. For example, some couples don’t have kids, so they won’t have to deal with this extra complication.
Making the decision to divorce is scary. Here are some of the hardest things to deal with as you go through the process.
This is probably the most difficult thing for everyone to deal with, as your money situation will change dramatically in a divorce. Your standard of living will not stay the same. If you are wealthy, half of your assets will go to the other spouse. If you stayed at home throughout the marriage, expect to have to work now. While you may get some spousal support, it won’t be enough to pay your bills. You’ll have to downsize and budget to make things work. You may not know how you’ll survive, and this can be scary.
If you have kids, you’ll likely have many concerns. How will they react to news of the divorce? How will custody be determined? Can they keep their old routine? How will their lives change now? Many children suffer from the consequences of their parents’ divorce, so you may worry that your children will suffer from emotional harm for many years.
Going from being married to becoming single is a big change for many couples. They may not have been single for decades, so this will be hard to handle. Your home will feel empty after losing your partner—who may have been your best friend—and his or her family. Your own friends may distance themselves from you because they are upset or torn. You will see your children less often, so loneliness can quickly set in and cause you to feel depressed.
It has been said that the divorce process is primarily emotional and only 5% legal. Even so, this small percentage can still be draining for many people. Many people just want the divorce process to be over, and it can be challenging when the other party wants to drag things on. Having to deal with asset division, child custody, mediation, courts, judges and other legal aspects can be exhausting. Many people lose weight during this because the process is so stressful that they can’t eat, sleep or function.
Divorce is complicated in many ways. It can be hard financially and emotionally for many reasons, which is why many people delay the inevitable.
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