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Being thankful for divorce is possible for a few reasons

Understandably, navigating the dissolution of a marriage can be stressful. Nevertheless, divorce does have some positives, and dwelling on these instead of the negative aspects of divorce may make it easier to deal with. There are multiple reasons to be thankful for going through divorce proceedings in Montana, no matter how acrimonious or complex it may be.

One reason to be grateful for divorce is that new traditions can be created following the divorce. For instance, perhaps a spouse loathed spending time with the in-laws during the holidays. After a divorce has been finalized, this is no longer necessary. Instead, the spouse can create brand-new traditions with the children on his or her own terms.

Another benefit of divorce is that a spouse can receive much-needed support from a strong support system and professional team. There's no need to go it alone. The support system can include loved ones and friends from whom he or she perhaps was isolated during the marriage, perhaps due to an abusive, overbearing spouse. In addition, the spouse's professional team can include an experienced attorney, accountant and even therapist or other counselor who can provide guidance during every step of the divorce proceeding.

Not every Montana divorce has to be a hostile battle between two spouses. In many cases, spouses can mitigate the acrimony often associated with divorce by choosing to negotiate directly or mediate instead of drawing battle lines and litigating. An attorney can help pursue a favorable out-of-court divorce settlement or represent the client's interests at trial, when necessary.

Source:, "Five Reasons to be Thankful for Divorce", Carla Schiff Donnelly, Nov. 20, 2017

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