Marriages are cheap (to enter)


Posted on January 20, 2009 by John Steele

I was helping two people move on with their life this past week (i.e. wrapping up a divorce), and they seemed to be willing to at least talk about reconciling down the road.  Don’t get me wrong, the wife was over it, and the divorce was going through. But they asked me, is it better to remain separated or get the divorce, considering there is a small chance of getting back together.  My answer: Get the divorce.

Now before you think I am some greedy heartless divorce attorney, I will say in my defense I had already been paid and was 30 minutes away from completing the divorce. So freezing the process would have been the advice of a sleazy lawyer.  Here is why. #1. Its much cheaper to get a new marriage license then keep paying for legal fees.  #2 Its much easier to wrap up the tail end of a divorce then get remarried.  #3 It allows the parties to honestly evaluate getting back together without pressure.  #4 Its fun to get married.  It has to be, otherwise why do people do it so often, quickly, and without understanding the marriage laws of their state? Posted on January 20, 2009 by John Steele

I was helping two people move on with their life this past week (i.e. wrapping up a divorce), and they seemed to be willing to at least talk about reconciling down the road. Don't get me wrong, the wife was over it, and the divorce was going through. But they asked me, is it better to remain separated or get the divorce, considering there is a small chance of getting back together. My answer: Get the divorce.

Now before you think I am some greedy heartless divorce attorney, I will say in my defense I had already been paid and was 30 minutes away from completing the divorce. So freezing the process would have been the advice of a sleazy lawyer. Here is why. #1. Its much cheaper to get a new marriage license then keep paying for legal fees. #2 Its much easier to wrap up the tail end of a divorce then get remarried. #3 It allows the parties to honestly evaluate getting back together without pressure. #4 Its fun to get married. It has to be, otherwise why do people do it so often, quickly, and without understanding the marriage laws of their state?

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