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New Year, New You? Signs That You’ll Benefit from a Divorce in 2020

New Year, New You? Signs That You’ll Benefit from a Divorce in 2020

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The divorce process is often a stressful and complicated affair, but that doesn’t mean post-divorce life is something you should dread. In fact, many divorcees benefit significantly from getting divorced.

Although it ‘Tis the season to be jolly, the festive period is a busy time for divorce solicitors as it’s a time when the rate for untying the knot skyrockets. While this may be a disheartening statistic for such a family-orientated holiday, the beginning of a new year — or a new decade, in this case — is an opportunity for people to start again and wipe the slate clean. And sometimes starting again means a divorce.

In this article, we’ll take a look at a few of the ways a divorce can benefit people in 2020.

You’re in an Unhappy Marriage

The breakdown of a marriage is a common occurrence, and while people opt to get divorced at this stage, others decide to tough it out and avoid the hassle that comes with a divorce. While this may seem like a sensible idea, especially if there are children involved, staying in an unhappy marriage breeds hostility and can have a significant impact on your children’s lives as well as the divorce process.

If you are in an unhappy marriage and have tried and failed to fix the issues in your relationship, a divorce could be the answer for you in 2020. We’d be lying if we said divorce is a simple and hassle-free process, but it’s much better than looking back and regretting the years you spent in an unhappy relationship. Consulting a family lawyer is always a good idea at this stage to gain more insight into what to expect and how to tackle various aspects of a divorce. While this may seem premature, with something as important as divorce, it’s crucial to prepare.

Your Spouse Has Cheated

Whether you or your spouse is the culprit, cheating isn’t a good sign for any marriage — especially if it’s not the first time. There are several accepted grounds for divorce, and adultery just so happens to be one of them. Being cheated on can have a severe impact on your self-confidence, mental health and affect your behaviour in future relationships. It’s for these reasons that staying in a relationship you no longer have faith in could simply be putting off the inevitable.

Another sign you should get a divorce is if your spouse has cheated and you don’t care, therefore showing that you have checked out emotionally and no longer care enough to even argue or seek marital counselling.

Marital Problems Are Impacting Your Career

Problems at home have a habit of bleeding into the other aspects of your life, including your career. If arguments or disruptions in your marriage are a regular occurrence, then you’ll soon find your motivation, productivity and general performance at work will begin to falter. While you may feel this is something you can deal with and may not even notice the impact it is having on your career, in the long run, this could prove to be a big problem and harm your professional progression.

Are marital problems taking a toll on your career? The new year is the perfect milestone to make some changes. While most people make changes to fitness and diet, a divorce could prove to be the vital change that drastically improves both your personal and professional life.


KMJ Solicitors is a bespoke family law firm based in London. Their team of family lawyers specialise in legal matters such as divorce, international family law, separation and prenuptial agreements.

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