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Valentine's Day Decisions: Is It Time to Hire a Divorce Attorney?

The month of love may have your head spinning if you are in an unhappy relationship. It can feel like everyone around you is living a life full of bliss. Meanwhile, your relationship is treading water. First, know that every relationship has its ups and downs, and people are not as happy as they may seem. Then evaluate your relationship to determine if it is time to make a move toward divorce.

4 Signs That It’s Time to Divorce

Giving up on a marriage can feel like just that, giving up. But if you feel unhappy for a prolonged period of time, making the right decision for your family may include divorcing. Some black-and-white reasons for divorce include domestic abuse or emotional abuse. If you feel unsafe and forced into an unhealthy situation, seek help immediately.

Some other reasons to hire a divorce attorney include the following:

1. The Well-Being of the Children: Do the children feel safe and comfortable in the home? If they repeatedly witness fights and petty behavior, staying together is not always better for the children.

2. Your Partner Files for Divorce: If your partner is done with the relationship, it leaves you with no choice. It’s time to hire a divorce attorney and be ready for what comes next.

3. Infidelity: Perhaps you and your partner are not on the same page when it comes to dating and building romances with people outside of the marriage. Sometimes the cheating partner wants to stay in the marriage for financial reasons. But you can still file for divorce and stand up for what you want in a relationship.

4. Indifference in the Relationship: If you feel like you live separate lives in your marriage, maybe it’s time to divorce and give yourself the gift of a fulfilling and rewarding relationship. Sometimes that relationship is even enough to have with yourself. Many people are happier alone than in a partnership where they don’t feel valued.

These loaded decisions are better made with help from a professional council. When you get all the facts, your worries about dividing assets and custody arrangements may not be as bad as you thought.

At Miles & Hatcher, LLP, we can help you take the next step in your divorce proceedings. It is not always the easiest decision to make, but having a trusted team of lawyers on your side will help you think clearly. Call to schedule a complimentary consultation: (909) 481-4080.

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