It has long been believed that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. That no longer seems to be the case. According to an article in Psychology Today, only one-third of marriages actually end in divorce. Those in Michigan who wish to leave their marriages can turn to a divorce law attorney to help them through the process.

Marriages end for a number of reasons. A lot of people seem to think that infidelity or some other big issue contributes to most divorces, but that is actually not true. Many marriages end for emotional reasons. Spouses view their lives differently, couples grow apart and/or unrealistic expectations have been set and unmet.

Whatever the reason to end one’s marriage, it is okay to move on. There are a number of ways in which one can go about the dissolution of marriage process. There are uncontested divorces and contested divorces. There are divorces that can be settled through private negotiations or mediation and others that require litigation. No matter which route a couple takes, at the end of it all, it is possible for each party to walk away with a fair settlement — it just takes work to get there.

Divorce is a complex procedure. It takes time to build a life with one’s spouse, and it takes time to separate it. A divorce law attorney can be of valuable assistance when dissolving one’s marriage. Legal counsel knows how this process works and what is necessary to complete it quickly and successfully in the state of Michigan.