Divorce in the New Year - is it Finally Time?

There’s Never Really an Optimal Time

No matter what, it seems there really never is an “optimal time” to finally face the decision to divorce. While divorce can be a difficult and painful process, no one deserves to be trapped in an unhappy situation. Perhaps you have been considering a separation or divorce for a while, but the timing never seemed right. Whether it was the holidays, financial reasons, or fear of what lies ahead that kept you from moving forward, living in a dysfunctional relationship is unhealthy for everyone involved.

As you step into the New Year, with new goals and hope for the future, it is a good time to look at your marital relationship in an objective way. If you haven’t considered counseling in the past, why not try that route? If you have considered counseling, or even participated with or without your spouse, and have still come to the conclusion that the marriage is irreparable, it is probably time to stop prolonging the inevitable. The only thing accomplished by being reluctant to face your situation is that most likely the negative environment will decline even further.

The attorneys of In Law We Trust, P.A, who work exclusively with men in divorce and family matters, are very knowledgeable and compassionate, and understand the hesitance and ambivalence you may feel. Entering into a divorce can be difficult and it should not be something you try to figure out on your own. Call us to schedule a legal consultation and we will help you work through and clarify many of the issues that are associated with divorce.


First and foremost, keep in mind that cooperation and good communication can make divorce healthier for everyone involved. Try to focus on seeing divorce as a collaborative and respectful process. Keeping that mindset will pay off in the long run. If you have children, don’t agonize over how divorce will affect them. Realize that children are much better off with divorced, happy parents than they are with parents who are unhappy and feel obligated to stay together. Make sure that you and your spouse come across as a strong parental unit and show that despite your separation, there is still unity when it comes to being parents.

Be Confident in Your Decision

How you go about ending your marriage is an important choice. If you and you wife can work to separate your emotions from the divorce process, everyone will benefit in the long run. Instead of reacting with avoidance, grief, fear and anger, approach divorce with a rational and cooperative plan. Yes, it is perfectly normal for there to be a flood of emotions to control, as separation and divorce is never an easy process. However, don’t think of deciding to divorce as the beginning of a battle, instead try to shift the perspective to focus on how you and your wife will work together toward common goals.

Starting a New Chapter in the New Year

This is a good time to really get to know yourself again. Look at the big picture and realize that you may not be the same person as you were when you first got married, and perhaps your aspirations and goals are different from what they once were. Now, more than ever, take care of yourself by staying physically healthy, tapping into your support network of friends and family, trying out new hobbies, or getting back involved with activities you enjoyed, but may have not done in a while. These are all things that will help you move forward with your life.

Seek the Council of the Firm that Really Understands

The lawyers of In Law We Trust, P.A understand that divorce is an enormous decision and should not be made impulsively or lightly. We know it takes a great deal of time and heartfelt consideration to arrive at that decision. The divorce process can be overwhelming and sometimes quite complicated, but as a legal practice specializing in the rights of husbands and fathers, we will be your advocates and represent your best interests to guide you through to the best outcome.

Call The Family Law Experts Men Trust (813) 415-3510

In Law We Trust, P.A. is a premier firm of divorce lawyers representing men in family law proceedings. We are uniquely positioned to assist our clients with the challenges men face in Florida’s court system. Call us today and get the proper representation men need and deserve.

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