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Is there a right time to get a divorce?

Ending a marriage is a difficult decision to make for many reasons. Aside from accepting that the relationship is over, spouses basically have to start much of their lives over — figuring out where to live, how to manage finances, who will take care of the kids and so on. Many Washington residents put off divorce until they find the right time to finally go through with the decision.

Is there ever a right time for divorce, though?

Which age is most common for divorce?

As it currently stands, gray divorce is the most common type of divorce right now. Gray divorce involves adults over the age of 50 who are going through the divorce process. The next most common age group for divorce is spouses in their 40s, with spouses between 25 and 39 years of age making up the group with the fewest divorces.

Why is it that the highest divorce rates are among older adults? One of the biggest reasons would be that many couples with children at home prefer to wait until the kids leave home. Some children will adjust to divorce better than others. Some parents do not want to find out how their children will react.

When spouses are not getting along, children usually know and can see it for themselves. Is it better to stay in an unhappy relationship for the sake of the kids or to pursue a divorce and help the kids adjust after the fact? This is a personal decision that people have to make for themselves. Just remember that spouses deserve to be happy, too.

There is no right time to get a divorce. Couples in Washington have to decide what is best for their families and go from there. When ready, legal counsel will be available to help them work through the dissolution process so they can walk away with settlement terms that are fair and balanced.

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