You moved to Alaska right after you got done with college, and you quickly fell in love with it. You also met your spouse, got married and started your own business. While you're proud of the life you've carved out for yourself and what you've accomplished, your marriage is not as strong as it once was. There are a lot of pressures: your business schedule, your young kids, the distance from the rest of your family, and the like. If you think you're heading toward divorce, ask yourself these questions:
Divorce is often considered to be one of the most traumatic experiences children can have during their developmental years. Your children love both of their parents, and they don't want to have to decide where they want to live in a custody dispute. They also shouldn't need to listen to days of testimony while you both air your grievances about the other's worst behaviors during your marriage.
When you hear the word "divorce," most people automatically think of expensive divorce lawyers, endless hours in court arguing about property and alimony, followed by years of custody battles.