When some people think about bringing their marriage to a close, they may be worried about the immediate effects of the divorce process, such as court-related stressors, the cost of splitting up with their spouse, property division and how others in their life will react to the divorce (such as family members disagreeing with the decision, for example). With this being said, it is also important for people to think about some of the possible long-term implications of their divorce. Moreover, divorce and the ways it can change life should not always be viewed in a negative light, since many people have been able to find happiness and success afterward.
If you have kids, your relationship with them may be affected in various ways. You may not be able to spend as much time with them, or you may have to work through additional hassles related to sharing custody. It is important to focus on your relationship with your kids in the months and years to come. After a divorce, you may have to deal with financial commitments such as alimony and child support. You should watch out for any life problems that could get in the way of these responsibilities and take necessary actions (such as modifying your child support order).
On the other hand, your financial future may be much brighter after your divorce, whether you can move to another state to pursue better opportunities or focus on your career instead of a challenging marriage. You may find a new partner or choose to remain single, and there are many other legal and personal issues to consider after a divorce.