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Steve W. Marsee, P.A. Orlando Divorce Attorney
  • Experienced DIVORCE ATTORNEY

The Biggest Benefits from Getting Divorced


Most Americans view divorce as an unfavorable or awful event. Although divorces are typically the consequence of  failed marriages, in some cases divorcees may actually benefit from the situation.

Following the initial shock and grief, many divorcees discover that they have more freedom and reduced expenses after their divorce. For those contemplating getting a divorce, it is beneficial to stop dwelling on the negative aspects and consider the positives.

Fewer Fees 

Data shows that divorced women who decided not to get married again are better off financially around retirement time. The reason is divorced women usually go back to work and ultimately end up with higher-paying positions. In turn, this causes more women to retire later, so their Social Security benefits are higher. 

If you were married for 10 years or more and don’t get married again, you may be eligible to receive some of your ex’s Social Security benefits. The ex-spouse would still receive 100% of their benefits.

Furthermore, marital status can have a huge influence on insurance premiums. Although insurance might not be a lower price for single people, you may find yourself paying less for just yourself.

In case you need to access your retirement fund earlier than planned, having the divorced status decreases the fees that married couples face. This can provide access to more money and help relieve some financial pressure.

More Freedom 

Divorcees no longer find themselves compelled to attend to their ex-spouse’s needs. Ex-spouses that receive joint custody of their kids will both have increased time and decreased responsibility over them.

The extra time can be used by divorcees to revive old friendships, travel, try new things, and discover more about themselves. Financial independence also provides you with more choices of how to spend your money.

Second Marriages are More Successful 

Although divorces can be seen as a failure, divorcees gain valuable experience and insight that may benefit their next relationship or marriage. New relationships allow divorcees to examine their expectations and rewrite all their rules. For example, if you were too controlling and bossy in your first marriage, you can take a more passive role in your next relationship.

New relationship dynamics make it easier to change negative character traits about yourself. In the divorcee’s previous marriage change might have felt much more difficult. You can experiment with different ways to make yourself more content in your new relationship.

The main point is that even though divorce may cause some initial heartaches, it can make you more free, stronger and financially independent.

Contact an Experienced Divorce Attorney Today 

The Law Offices of Steve W. Marsee can represent you through each stage of your divorce. It is crucial to understand your rights and corresponding laws. We will advise you of your rights and fight for you.

We genuinely care about assisting you achieve your divorce objectives and protecting your interests. Since divorces can be complicated and intimidating, we suggest contacting an attorney as soon as possible. It is crucial that you choose a qualified attorney to better assist you.

Skilled Orlando divorce attorney Steve W. Marsee is here to assist you. You can count on our qualified team to aggressively represent your interests. Call today at 407-521-7171 or contact us online for a consultation.


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