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Experts believe better economy could mean more divorces

The decision to file for divorce is not one that most wives and husbands take lightly. This is especially true in cases where a couple has children and must consider not only their own needs and happiness, but also those of their offspring. If some experts are right, even more couples will call it quits in the near future as the economy continues to improve affording some unhappy couples the financial means to legally end a marriage.

Couples decide to divorce for a number of reasons. Maybe arguments over finances drove a wedge between spouses, one or both spouses were unfaithful or a couple simply grew apart. Whatever the reasons, divorce affords individuals the opportunity to make positive life changes and to ultimately live a happier life.

Even though the ultimate outcome of a divorce can be positive, many couples struggle through the divorce process and, in some cases, for years afterwards. When going through a divorce, it's often difficult for divorcing individuals to act rationally and in a level-headed manner. While it can be difficult, individuals going through a divorce would be wise to approach the process in a business-like fashion and do his or her best not to allow emotions to take over when making important decisions.

New York residents who plan to divorce would be wise to meet with a divorce attorney and learn about the process. In addition to the obvious emotional consequences of divorce, there are also a number of other financial matters related to living expenses, debts and child rearing that need to be considered and decided upon. A divorce attorney will act in a client's best interests and help ensure for the best possible outcome in a divorce settlement.

Source: Fox Business, "The Unintended Consequences of Divorce," Gerri Willis, Feb. 14, 2014

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