Deputy & Mizell

Should I Get Divorced? Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking This Step

The harsh reality is about 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. If divorce feels like “the answer” to you, have you clearly thought it through and considered all your options? There are certain questions you should ask yourself before deciding to get divorced and our divorce attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give them to you. If you have any questions about the legal process behind getting divorced in Missouri, call the law office of Deputy & Mizell for your free consultation today.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding to Get Divorced

Question # 1
Is there anything that can be done to fix my marriage?

Divorce is serious and can be a long, drawn-out process depending on the situation. Have you considered any solutions as far as trying to repair the damage done to your marriage? Have you tried couples counseling or therapy? Ask yourself these questions now, before it’s too late.

Question # 2
Will getting divorced really make my partner and I happy?

Does the idea of divorce feel more like a “threat” or more like a solution? If it feels like a threat, then you may not be ready to get divorced. Is it possible that you weren’t thinking clearly and in an emotional state of mind when you came to the conclusion of divorce? If so, take a step back and rationally think about whether or not this is the best decision for you.

Question # 3
Am I prepared for how this divorce could affect me financially?

It is possible to lose fifty percent of your assets or more in a divorce. Are you ready for that? Divorces can be expensive, and you need to be emotionally and mentally prepared for that if you are truly considering one.

Question # 4
How is this divorce going to affect my kids?

Divorce can affect many people outside of the marriage, such as grandparents, friends, other family members, and especially your children. Have you considered how this may impact their lives? Will they have to change schools and move? Will they understand why you’re getting divorced? Will they blame themselves? How will this decision impact them in the long run? Think about these things before deciding to get divorced.

Question # 5
What is your biggest fear about getting divorced?

Is your biggest fear:

What your divorce could do to your children?
Regretting ending your marriage because you are still in love with your partner?
The life changes you may need to make financially as a result of this divorce?

While it may be unpleasant, it can be a good idea to figure out what your worst fear is about divorce and make sure you can handle it before deciding to end your marriage.

Are You In Need of an Experienced Divorce Attorney in Camden County?

At the law firm of Deputy & Mizell, L.L.C., our Lake of the Ozarks divorce lawyers provide aggressive, dedicated representation to men and women throughout the Lake of the Ozarks region in all aspects of divorce. Whether you have an uncontested or highly contested divorce, we are committed to doing whatever it takes to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf. Even if you are unsure as to whether or not a divorce is the right thing for you, call our office today for a free consultation. We can listen to your questions and concerns and give you legal advice. You may reach us by calling one of the phone numbers listed below. To learn more about what we can do for you, visit our website at


Contact Deputy & Mizell, LLC to schedule your private (FREE) consultation today.

Representing Clients Across the Lake of the Ozarks Region

Lebanon: 417-532-2191                                                                 Facebook

Camdenton: 573-346-9990                                                                Twitter

Eldon: 573-227-3788                                                                           Google+

Exit mobile version