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Top Ten Benefits of Divorce – There Really Are Some!

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Divorce can be a truly be a nightmare, but could it be that there are actually benefits to getting a divorce? The answer is…yes! At Buckhead Family Law, we know that while everyone will have a different experience before, during, and after their divorce, there are some common benefits that many divorcees enjoy. After all, there is a reason why you filed in the first place, right? Even if you weren’t the person who filed or you don’t really want the divorce, there are still some benefits that may be coming your way, even if it’s difficult to see that right now.

If you are filing for divorce in Georgia, you should know that you need a lawyer on your side to help you secure all of these divorce benefits, so you can begin the next chapter of your life. So, what benefits are we referring to? Let’s take a look at the Top 10 benefits of divorce that may be coming to your life soon!

You Get Greater Control of Your Money

One of the best things to come out of divorce is that you get to regain control of your money. You get to choose where your money goes, how it functions, what you save, what you spend, what you invest in, and more. This is a huge benefit that you will enjoy almost immediately.

You Will Regain Some of the Friendships You’ve Lost

Everyone needs a shoulder to lean on to help share the emotional roller coaster of a divorce, and another great thing you will get back is friendship. When we get into long-term relationships or marriages, we sometimes end up losing contact with our friends who have been by our side almost our entire lives. While relationships are important, you need people by your side who aren’t your romantic partners as well, so it is a good idea to reach out to friends you may have lost to rekindle those much-needed friendships. Many times, friendships end because a friend isn’t too fond of your spouse (or vice versa), so now that they’re out of your life, there’s a good chance your old friends will greet you with open arms!

You’ll See Who Your Real Friends Are

True friends are treasures. After a divorce, you will see who your real friends are and who was only friends with you because you were with your spouse. This may seem like a sad reality to start, but it is more rewarding to only have people in your life who genuinely want to be there.

You Know What Went Wrong

Following a divorce, you should be pretty clear on what went wrong and what role you played in it. Even if the divorce wasn’t your fault (and they are almost never solely someone’s fault), you can look at the relationship from some distance and see how you can improve for future relationships.

Better Financial Aid for Your Kids

Do you have kids? If so, you know kids are expensive and so is college! But there is a good chance that they will get better financial aid for college if they have divorced parents. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid only requires financial information from the custodial parent, which means that they are basing the amount given solely on one parent.

While this may not be true in all states, it can be true for divorce in Georgia.

You Can Chase Some Dreams You Left Behind

In marriage, there is always some compromise on what you want in life. However, when you get a divorce, you are able to chase after those dreams that you may have left behind for one reason for another. Take that trip you’ve always wanted to take, move to that big city, or pick up a new hobby. It’s your life to live!

Downsize If You Want To

Another good benefit that comes with divorce is the ability to downsize if that is something you’ve been wanting to do. Don’t want to do the yard work anymore or worry about external maintenance? Now that you are solo, you can get a lush condo or smaller property that takes up less of your time.

Social Security Benefits

If you are in your 60s, you may be able to file for Social Security spousal benefits at retirement. There are some rules, including that you need to have been married for at least 10 years and your spouse needs to have reached age 62. It can be a bit complicated, but with the help of our legal team at Buckhead Family Law, this could be a huge benefit you don’t want to miss out on.

Your Children Are Happier

You can’t put a price on happiness. Even if it doesn’t seem like it right away (and the shock of divorce can really cause children to act out), your children will be happier in the long run when they don’t have parents who are fighting or have fallen out of love. One of the biggest reasons people get a divorce in Georgia is because they want to do what is best for their kids and are prioritizing their happiness.

You Don’t Have as Much Stress

Finally, one more benefit of divorce in Georgia is that your stress levels are likely to immediately begin to melt away. Living with someone who doesn’t respect you, you’re not in love with, or with whom you constantly fight with can increase stress levels, which is unhealthy.

If you need help managing your divorce and breaking down your assets, our team of legal experts is here to help you. At Buckhead Family Law, our experienced legal team can ensure that you get the compensation you deserve, so you can begin the next chapter of your life with the assets that are rightfully yours. Schedule a consultation today by calling at 404-600-1403.

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