It’s no secret that second and third divorces have a high failure rate. What many people fail to realize, however, is that while second marriages frequently fail, second divorces can be far easier than expected, despite financial complications. The following are a few of the many factors leading to an easier transition for two-time divorcees:
- You understand the court system.
It may have been years since you last went through the hassle of divorce, but you now have a basic grasp of how the process works and what steps you need to take.
- You may have been better prepared when you remarried.
Many people go into second marriages aware of the real possibility of divorce — and eager for prenuptial agreements. If you and your second spouse signed a prenup, the divorce process will be that much less of a headache.
- You know how to avoid escalation.
During your first encounter with the divorce process, you may have unwittingly made an already emotionally charged situation worse by saying the wrong thing. This time, you know what to say and when — and you know to let your lawyer do most of the talking.
- You know you’ll make it.
Divorce can feel like a catastrophe regardless of how many times you’ve been married or in a serious relationship, but having successfully come out on the other side at least once, you now have a valuable sense of perspective. No matter how bad things seem now, you can take solace in knowing that, if you made it through divorce once, you certainly can do so again.
- You know what you want in an attorney.
Choosing an attorney is a major struggle for those going through divorce for the first time. The second time around, you have a good idea of what you like and what you don’t. Whether you opt for the same attorney or somebody new, you’ll be more proactive and more likely to get what you want out of the attorney-client relationship.
Whether you’re on your first or second divorce, you can benefit from compassionate legal guidance during this difficult time. Look to DiPietro Family Law for guidance through the entirety of the Washington, D.C. divorce process.