For some people, the decision to get a divorce is very easy, while others may have a hard time making up their mind. There may be a number of reasons why you are reluctant to end your marriage, whether you are worried about how your financial future will be impacted by your marriage coming to an end or you are unsure of how some other aspect of your life (or your child’s life) will be impacted by divorce. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prepare and potentially reduce the effects of your divorce.

If you are hesitant to file for a divorce because you are uncertain about family law issues, such as property division, child support that you will have to pay (or expect to receive) or a potentially difficult dispute over child custody, it may be very helpful to go over your options and try to prepare yourself for what lies ahead. Not only can this provide confidence and clarity, but it could improve your chances of securing a positive outcome with regard to various facets of the divorce process.

Sometimes, people are simply reluctant to end their marriage because they have been married for many years and cannot picture their life without their spouse or how to move forward. However, as difficult as this can be, it is important for you to do what is in your best interests (and your child’s best interests if you are a parent). We go over many different parts of the divorce process on our website, be sure to read more on these topics if you have a lot of uncertainty.