It’s common and completely natural to have concerns about going through a divorce, even if you have come to terms with the fact that your marriage is beyond repair.
Divorce is almost guaranteed to change all aspects of your life, but this does not mean that it has to change your life in a negative way. It’s important, therefore, that you try to stay positive. The following are some of the biggest concerns that people have before filing for divorce, and reasons why they should not necessarily be feared.
I will lose custody of my children
It’s normal to worry about losing valuable time with your children, or even about losing custody of them completely. As long as you do not pose a risk to the well-being of your children, you will likely be able to gain shared custody. This is because child custody courts think that having positive relationships with both parents is in the best interests of the child.
I will lose all of my assets
All marital assets in Missouri are subject to equitable distribution in a divorce. This means that all assets that are considered to be joint property will be divided in a way that the courts see as fair. They will ensure that each spouse has the assets they need to live a reasonable quality of life.
I will be lonely
Becoming single can be difficult to adjust to. But with time, it’s likely that you will see the benefits of being free from an unhappy relationship.
If you are approaching a divorce in Missouri, it is important that you take early action to ensure that you get the best possible divorce outcome.