Richard E. Fowlks, Attorney at Law

Think about your options for filing for divorce

With the holiday season right around the corner, it might be troubling to contemplate the need to file for divorce. For some people, there isn't any time to waste on getting things started. For others, it might be possible to hold off until after the holidays. Both options have some pros and cons. You have to decide which is necessary in your case.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, your safety obviously needs to come first. Getting out, seeking a restraining order and filing for divorce are likely your priorities. You don't have to think about much else to decide that now is the time to act.

For others, the situation might not be so bad that immediate action is needed. In these cases, you might wait until after the first of the year. Not only will this help you to avoid the stress of divorce and the holidays coming together, it might also have tax benefits since you will still be married at the end of the tax year.

We know that this is a difficult situation. You are the only person who can decide what is best for you. Instead of focusing on what others might think, take the time to look at how you are impacted by staying and by leaving. This can help you to make your decision.

Once you are ready to legally end your marriage, we can help you to ensure that your interests are being protected. We can work with you to find out what options you have and then move forward with your chosen path.

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