There are times when marriages simply do not work. Couples that get married younger realize they are changing and the person they married at 19 is simply not the person they want to be with any longer. Of course, this also happens with more mature couples, but the changes that take place in a person’s life from ages 20 to 30 are very significant. These changes can completely make a person re-evaluate the person to whom they are married and what they are doing in life.
In cases such as this, bad blood is not the problem. It is actually quite common for the couple to remain friends. They simply realize at the age of 35, they are not the same person they were when they were 20 years old. More importantly, because of these changes, they are simply no longer compatible with their spouse. Instead of being unhappy for the rest of their lives, divorce is a better option.
When this happens, a divorce attorney should be contacted immediately to ensure the process goes smoothly. Even though the couple has grown apart emotionally, they have not yet been physically separated. Once the process is put into play, there can still be problems even though they both know this is the right path. Simply put, the separation is a transformational time that can be difficult and emotions can sometimes get the better of a person.
Something else to consider during this time is the fact that family and friends will more than likely begin voicing their opinions. This can cause considerable problems, especially for a couple that “thought” they had everything worked out. A best friend suddenly tells one member of the couple what they really think or a parent expresses some concerns and the entire process gets more complicated. Now, a divorce arrangement that seemed as though all it needed were signatures becomes extremely complicated.
A divorce attorney can help to make sure the path stays true. Having the legal end of things handled by a professional will also enable the couple to make this transformational period easier because they can work on mending their “friendship” as well as move forward with other aspects of their life. By keeping their personal lines of communication open and civil, they will both realize the divorce, while unpleasant, is still the best option.