Divorce is never easy, but did you know that there is a best and worst time to divorce? At the Law Offices of Susan T. Perkins Esq. we understand the sensitive nature of getting divorced, and we also know that there is a best, and worst, time to divorce. Let’s go over which is the best and worst time to divorce, so that you can understand if this is a decision that’s right for you to make.
How do you know when is the best and worst time to divorce?
The short answer is, there is no best and worst time to divorce. No two people have the same things that cause them to divorce, and not all divorces are acrimonious. But there are some things that are a dead giveaway that the best, and worst, time to divorce just might be right now.
Your soon-to-be ex-spouse is violent and/or otherwise abusive
When it comes to situations where there are instances of domestic violence – be it towards yourself, or towards other members of your family – there is no time like the present to get a divorce. It will never get better, and frankly, if you have child(ren) in your home, exposing them to violence will only negatively impact their emotional development, and this is to say nothing of the physical impact that violence will have on their development.
Your soon-to-be ex-spouse is escalating in his/her behavior
Even if your soon-to-be ex-spouse hasn’t gotten physical with you, if s/he is escalating in their behavior – such as if s/he is banging on tables, breaking things, or shouting in your face – then the answer to when you should divorce is, “the sooner, the better.”
Despite your best efforts, you simply cannot make it work
Sometimes, even our best efforts mean that we can’t make our relationship work. Not every divorce needs to be acrimonious – sometimes, it just doesn’t work. So if things aren’t acrimonious, and they simply just aren’t working out, if you can simply file for divorce and call it a day, it may be easier to do just that.
Contact Susan T. Perkins Esq., today to get the divorce process started!
For more information on how Susan T. Perkins Esq. can help you get the divorce process started, and to see if this is the best and worst time to divorce, contact us today.