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New York residents may reconsider putting off divorce

Though many New York residents will likely want to give their best efforts before filing for divorce, sometimes those efforts are simply not enough. As a result, individuals may be facing the end of their marriage, but continue to put off divorce for multiple reasons. However, living in an unhealthy environment can wreak havoc on a person, both emotionally and physically, and moving forward with the proceedings may be worth considering.

If an individual is living in an abusive or otherwise unhealthy situation, filing for divorce could help him or her to escape that abuse and begin to heal. Similarly, deciding to end the marriage could allow any children involved to no longer be subjected to that negative environment as well. There are obviously other factors that could lead to the ending of a relationship, and each individual will likely wish to assess his or her particular circumstances to determine what may be best.

Of course, divorce can take a considerable amount of time, depending on how well the parties involved work together. In some cases, an amicable divorce could end in months, and in others, tension and disagreements could draw out the process. However, by taking initiative and gathering important information, individuals may be able to help the process go more smoothly.

The decision to divorce rarely comes lightly, and New York residents may battle with the decision for some time. If individuals do decide that a martial dissolution could be right for them, they may wish to consider their legal options. Discussing their situation with a family law attorney could also potentially help them decide which process might work best for them and how to work toward the terms they desire.

Source:, "Have you resolved to get divorced in 2016?", Patricia Barrett, Jan. 11, 2016

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