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How to tell if it is time to get a divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 22, 2021 | Divorce |

Marital relationships can no doubt be tricky to navigate in New York. Unfortunately, in some situations, two spouses have differences they cannot reconcile, which means divorce is inevitable. The question is, how can two married individuals tell that it’s time for a divorce? Here are a couple of key signs that divorce may be the best option going forward.


If one spouse has cheated on the other one, then chances are that their marital union is over. For this reason, it may be necessary to proceed with the dissolution of the marriage. A small number of marriages do recover from unfaithfulness. However, infidelity typically destroys the trust of the spouse who was cheated on, which can be difficult to restore.

Varying parenting styles

Perhaps two spouses’ parenting styles are vastly different. For instance, one parent may have a permissive or authoritarian parenting style, and the other person may object to this style. This is yet another indicator that the two parties might need to get a divorce. The reason for this is that when two parents are not united in their parenting styles, this can lead to a chaotic home environment, which is not healthy for the children.

How an attorney can help

The best scenario for dealing with divorce in New York can sometimes be for two spouses to try to resolve their divorce matters outside of court — for instance, through mediation or negotiation. This tends to be less stressful than going to divorce trial. However, in some situations, achieving a settlement is not possible, in which case litigation is unavoidable. Either way, an attorney can help a divorcing individual to pursue an outcome that is in his or her best interests long term.