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When is Divorce a Good Idea?

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Deciding when divorce is a good idea in Missouri, or any other state, is a deeply personal and complex matter that depends on the specifics of each individual situation. However, there are certain circumstances where divorce might be considered a reasonable option:

  • Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage: In Missouri, a “no-fault” divorce is permitted when there is an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. This means that the marriage is broken beyond repair, and there is no hope of reconciliation.
  • Abuse or Domestic Violence: If there is physical, emotional, or psychological abuse in the marriage, seeking a divorce may be necessary to ensure safety and well-being.
  • Infidelity: For some individuals, infidelity or betrayal of trust is a deal-breaker in a marriage, and divorce may be seen as the best course of action.
  • Financial Issues: Severe financial strain, disagreements over money management, or financial irresponsibility by one or both spouses can lead to irreconcilable differences that may warrant divorce.
  • Addiction: Substance abuse or addiction issues can severely strain a marriage and create an unhealthy environment for both spouses and any children involved.
  • Irreconcilable Differences: Over time, couples may grow apart or find that they have fundamentally different values, goals, or lifestyles that make it difficult to sustain a healthy and fulfilling relationship.

In Missouri, if one or both spouses believe that the marriage is irretrievably broken, they can file for a no-fault divorce. However, it’s crucial to consider the emotional, financial, and legal implications of divorce before proceeding. In many cases, couples may benefit from counseling, mediation, or other forms of assistance to explore all options before making a final decision about divorce. Consulting with a qualified family law attorney in Missouri can provide valuable guidance and information specific to your situation.

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At Raza Family Law Solutions, we practice family law effectively guiding clients through prenuptial and post nuptial agreements, dissolution of marriage, modifications of prior judgments, and resolving child custody disputes. We also help families take a different approach to divorce with mediation and collaborative work.  Contact us for a consultation at (314) 408-5957.


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