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Filing for Divorce when Your Spouse Has Health Problems

Judith Trentman Wilson, Attorney at Law, P.C. Oct. 7, 2019

There are many factors that can make the divorce process particularly challenging, not only from an emotional point of view but also in terms of finances, the well-being of kids and so on. Sometimes, people have a particularly rough experience during their divorce, such as those who are experiencing health problems. Moreover, even someone who is seemingly healthy may have a hard time working through the divorce process (or even filing for a divorce) if their spouse has major health concerns, such as cancer.

Sometimes, people feel guilty separating from their spouse when they are struggling with these serious issues. However, you should not think that you are stuck in a marriage solely because of the hardships your spouse is facing. You may want to try to discuss the situation with them and work through divorce amicably, but you may have to do what is necessary—even if they do not want the marriage to end. This can be very stressful, and it can bring on strong emotions, which is why people facing these difficulties during their divorce should be especially cautious and carefully prepare for their divorce.

Health problems can make life hard in many ways, bringing on financial concerns, emotional strain and limiting one’s ability to live life. Sometimes, serious health problems may even be the source of marital strain and one’s decision to move on in their life. There are a lot of different factors that will have to be examined by those who file for a divorce and every single couple has a different set of circumstances.