Going through the dissolution of a marriage in Pennsylvania is generally not a bed of roses. This is true even when two spouses decide to go through divorce mediation, which is oftentimes less hostile than traditional divorce litigation is. However, divorce does offer a couple of major benefits to those going through it.

First, divorce enables people to be more independent than they have ever been before — or at least than they have been in a long time. For instance, the spouse who never fixed a toilet, packed up a moving truck or shoveled snow while married will have the chance to complete these tasks as a single individual, which can be empowering. Most importantly, these individuals can experience the freedom that comes with paying their own bills and determining by themselves how they spend or invest their money.

Second, divorce gives people the chance to essentially find themselves again. Especially those who became wives and mothers at young ages and may have lost themselves over the years. Following divorce, they can finally discover their own hobbies, learn about their weaknesses and strengths, and even create brand-new goals for themselves.

Although divorce certainly has some positive points, it may not necessarily feel that way when one is going through the process of it. Fortunately, divorce mediation may help a couple to more amicably, quickly and cost-effectively navigate the divorce process in Pennsylvania. An attorney can offer the direction needed to achieve the most personally advantageous settlement possible given the circumstances surrounding the divorce proceeding.

Source: popsugar.com, “Perks of Being Divorced“, Suzanne Hayes, April 23, 2018