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There can be a silver lining with divorce

If you are going through a divorce in South Florida, you may be only thinking about the negative aspects of it. While dividing assets, determining child custody and figuring out support, it can be a stressful and sad time. However, there are some benefits after you finalize the divorce, and these may help you get through the process a little easier. 

According to Reader's Digest, divorce is not a reason to celebrate, but there are some perks if you have the right attitude. Ironically, being in a bad marriage can be lonely. Once you are on your own again, you can build a social circle with people you like and can spend time with, and you can reconnect with friends you may have lost touch with during your marriage.

Some spouses lose themselves in a marriage, especially if there are children. After a divorce, there is more time to partake in activities that you enjoy, and you can start building your confidence again. Once the sting of divorce dissipates, you can also start feeling hopeful about meeting someone new who you can build a future with.

According to U.S. News, there are also some financially-related benefits post-divorce. You now have control of how you spend your money and how you budget. If you have children, they may be eligible for more financial aid. Hopefully you do not need to, but if you need access to more cash, a divorce allows you to take out money early from your retirement account without paying a penalty fee. You should not decide on this lightly, however, and you should speak with a financial advisor and attorney first. 

 

 

 

 

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