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Divorce may be the only option

Being in an unhappy marriage is something not wished upon anybody. Although divorce might be considered, Illinois residents will also know that it could be a traumatic and costly experience. However, certain circumstances make divorce the only option -- particularly if there are also children involved.

Living in a household in which alcohol, drugs, gambling and sex form part of the daily life can be devastating and extremely damaging to children. Financial and legal problems along with emotional and physical abuse are not uncommon ingredients in such a lifestyle. Abusive relationships are typically repetitive cycles to which there is no end, and could develop into life-threatening situations. These are often circumstances from which the only escape is divorce.

Infidelity is another source of contention in many marriages, and if the cheating spouse has no remorse or intention to stop adulterous relationships, there is little point in remaining married. Varying opinions about having children can be grounds for a divorce. There is a time limit for a woman to bear children safely, and a spouse who does not want children may jeopardize the chances of the other one to have children if a divorce is delayed. An emotional divide may also be something that cannot be repaired. Many couples grow so far apart that their marriage eventually has no meaning.

Illinois spouses who live with any of the above dilemmas, and have exhausted all options such as counseling and other methods to resolve the issues, may find that deciding to file for divorce can be liberating in some ways. However, it is not something into which one should rush. The most logical step might be to consult with an experienced divorce attorney who can provide guidance and support through every step of the way.

Source: prevention.com, "6 Times Divorce Is The Answer", Jennifer Garam, Accessed on Aug. 11, 2017

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