When Divorce is the Right Choice in Arizona
Most people enter into marriage with a “happily ever after” mindset. However, relationships don’t always work out that way. Society dictates that divorce is bad and should be avoided at all costs, but remaining in a bad marriage can be worse. People sometimes end up in physically or emotionally abusive relationships and remain in them out of fear. These people fear the repercussions of challenging their spouse with the threat of divorce. They fear being alone and don’t know what they will do or where they will go. They fear what others will think, and they often hide the abuse from friends and relatives. Living in fear is no way to live, and it certainly is not conducive to a loving relationship. Married people often stay in a bad relationship because they don’t want their children to come from broken homes.
However, many children of divorce grow up to live perfectly healthy, productive lives with no mental or emotional disorders. It is certainly not healthy for children to be raised in an environment where the parents are constantly arguing and fighting. Parental conflicts can cause children to live in a state of fear. They often blame themselves for the fighting between their parents. These children may become withdrawn and suffer from low self-esteem. On the other end of the spectrum, they may develop the traits of a bully after witnessing one parent being bullied by the other on a continual basis. Children raised in chaotic homes, generally, suffer from low performance in school and have difficulty concentrating on their homework. They may lack proper sleep due to the late night arguments of their parents.
In many cases, couples are able to work out their differences with the help of a marriage counselor, clergy or other professional assistance. However, there are some people who just cannot live together and are at odds with each other all of the time. If a couple finds that they argue all the time over everything, they need to get to the root of the problem. Before jumping into divorce, they should seek professional help and set a time period, allowing themselves the opportunity to repair their marriage. In the event that even professional assistance does not help, the couple should agree to divorce if they both feel that it is in the best interest of the children and themselves. It is better to part ways amicably rather than to live in a state of constant conflict the creates misery for the whole family. In fact, many divorced people find that they become great friends once they are no longer living together.
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Chris Hildebrand wrote this article to ensure everyone has access to information about family law in Arizona. Chris is a divorce and family law attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC. He has over 24 years of Arizona family law experience and has received multiple awards, including US News and World Report “Top Arizona Divorce Attorneys”, Phoenix Magazine “Top Divorce Law Firms”, and Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best of the Valley” award. He believes the policies and procedures he uses to get his clients through a divorce should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and, quite frankly, actually caring about what his clients are going through in a divorce or family law case. In short, his practice is defined by the success of his clients. He also manages all of the other attorneys at his firm to make sure the outcomes in their clients’ cases are successful as well.