There are as many reasons to get a divorce as there are stars in the sky, or at least as many as there are on-going relationships. Some are dramatic and dire and self evident, but no where near all are like that. Others fit the bill for the grounds of Irretrievably Broken. "I want a divorce because I want a divorce."
As you can imagine, we have very personal conversations with our clients about life, about love, about hope and expectations, about reality crashing against dreams, and about what led to their considering a divorce.
When you practice family law and divorce, for over 25 years, you spend a lot of time trying to understand every aspect of it from the intricacies of law to the nuances of relationships. I've recently been studying the economic theory of the Sunk Cost Fallacy and applying it to divorce and the re-casting of relationships.
Tonight's post about choices in divorce was written by our newest Attorney addition to Lawrenceville, Brandy Alexander.
Some people consult with a divorce lawyer when they know they've had enough. They're done. That train has left the station.
There are many books about love language. But what is divorce language? How do you tell your "loved one" that you want a divorce?
They sit across the table from each other in almost total silence, pondering the meal before them. They have endured this ritual, perhaps a thousand times now, each engaged in their private thoughts, none of which, anymore, include much of the other. Thoughts of escape long ago turned to thoughts of divorce which then turned to acceptance of just enduring the misery.
Tonight's post about our children was written by our Lawrenceville Family Law attorney, Wesley Wilson.
Tonight's blog entry was written by our Attorney in Savannah, David Purvis.
What happens when staying in the marriage has become a grudge match between the parties? What happens when all that is left between the couple is their battle of wills, to see who will cry uncle first? What happens when divorce is not an option because divorce means capitulation to the other side?