The Benefits of Non-Divorce Separation
When marriages face troubled times, people often consider divorce. In fact, around 50 percent of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. Divorce allows couples to live their own lives and have nothing to do with one another.
But divorce is not always the best option. Couples that are having problems might benefit from staying married but living separately, at least for sometime. There are many benefits of such separation. For one thing, separation will give the couple an idea of how it would feel to become divorced. They would have the experience of living alone, without companionship. They can see how it feels to have to take care of everything, like cooking the food, working, paying the bills, and keeping the home clean, among other things.
Another benefit of separation is that it allows a couple to cool off. Living separately for some time will let couples reflect on their marriage and decide whether or not they really want to get divorced. After a period of separation, they may decide that they do not want to get divorced.
A further benefit of separation is that it allows couples to keep marriage benefits. Married couples enjoy benefits when they pay taxes and when they purchase life insurance, for example. As couples, they often get discounted rates and pay fewer taxes.
Separation also allows couples time to decide what will happen with the assets, the children, and other entities that may have to be divided or to be shared between partners. With a cool head obtained during separation, partners can better decide what options they should pursue.
Speak with a Denton Divorce Lawyer
If you are considering a divorce, contact the Denton divorce attorneys of Alexander & Associates. Call us at 972-420-6560 or send us a message from our website. We will do our best to help you navigate the troubling, traumatic divorce process.
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