When couples find themselves in the unhappy position of considering divorce, they often picture lengthy sessions in a courtroom, arguing over every aspect of their marriage. They imagine listening to lawyers expose all their personal details and a judge determining the fate of their family. The idea of this can be very distressing and can sometimes put off the decision to divorce, even when the marriage is clearly not working. Thinking about being in a courtroom and having other people, strangers, make major decisions about their lives can be frightening prospect. It can make people feel as if they have lost control, like they will end up having no power over their own destiny. But this doesn’t have to be the case. There are ways of ensuring that time spent in court is minimized.
Going through a divorce is often a particularly difficult and painful time, for both parents and children. Once the divorce is finalized, however, it is usually a great relief for everyone. The whole family can start to rebuild and heal in their new situation, which obviously means adjusting to two different households. If the status quo remained the same after this time, there would be no more stress. But, unfortunately, change is always potentially around the corner.
Many people get married every single day, and go on to have long and happy partnerships. However, in some cases, this does not happen. When one or both parties who have entered into a marriage want the marriage to end, they will normally assume they need to file for divorce. But in some cases, there is another option. Grounds for divorce vary, but they are mostly given on the basis that the marriage was legal from the outset. If the marriage was not technically legal, and one or both parties can prove this, then there may be a strong case for filing for an annulment.