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Well-being and divorce

Overall people who are married tend to have a greater sense of well-being than those who are separated or divorced. According to a recent Gallup survey, women appear to be more affected by divorce and suffer a greater sense of a loss of well-being.

This is not all that remarkable a result, since in the aggregate, married men earn more than married women, and may see themselves have having attained a better financial situation than they may have been able to obtain had they remained single.

But divorce, with all of its attendant stressors, such as divisions of marital property, child custody, child support and alimony or spousal maintenance, creates an increased sense of unease and discomfiture, and can lead to a lessening sense of well-being. 

During a divorce, many people express feelings of loss of control and worries for the future. This is normal, and one way to minimize this sense is by choosing the right divorce attorney.

When much of your world seems uncertain and unsettled, a legal professional who understands the ways of the New York family courts and can explain both how the process works and the affirmative steps you need to take to regain a sense of control, can help you regain your sense of well-being.

By obtaining an equitable property settlement, a workable child custody arrangement along with a reasonable process for dealing with unexpected events in your and your children's lives, can greatly reduce the stress of an unknown future.

After a divorce, your world will be different, but with your attorney's help, your future can be secure, and as important, many of the unpredictable concerns can be minimized.

Gallup.com, "Women's Well-Being Suffers More When Marriage Ends," Dan Witters and Lindsey Sharpe, October 15 2014

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