Divorce – Facts of Life

In today’s society, many people believe that their problems would be solved if they were divorced, that a divorce will increase their happiness, and that a divorce does not affect a person or their children significantly.  These are myths that are not close to the truth.


When spouses separate and file for divorce, they now must support two households on the same amount of income previously used to support one household.  Expenses double while income remains the same. 

Common sense and simple mathematics indicate that divorce causes severe financial problems and necessitates a severe decline in each party’s standard of living.  Typically, the decline in standard of living is experienced more by the lower earning spouse.


In addition, good parenting becomes more difficult.  Decisions relative to childrearing and discipline now need to be negotiated between mother and father.  Furthermore, divorces create animosity between the parents, which makes discussions relative to childrearing near impossible. 

As a result, children tend to get poor grades, get in trouble at school, and experience mental health difficulties, such as depression. Neither mother nor father have much free time because of the responsibilities associated with running a single household and taking care of the children.


Divorce also takes an emotional toll on each spouse.  The sense of rejection caused by divorce is impossible to describe unless one has lived through it. Furthermore, a former spouse, instead of being a loving and trusted companion, can turn into a hated enemy. 

Inevitably, this sense of rejection can cause mental health issues, including depression, and can negatively affect all aspect of one’s life, including their job performance.

We Can Help

If you have to go through a separation or divorce, at Trinity Law, we do our very best to help you in an empathetic and holistic way to not only address the legal issues associated with divorce, but also the financial, emotional, and spiritual ones as well.  If you have a question regarding a divorce issue, contact one of the experienced attorneys at Trinity Law today.  Our attorneys routinely handle family law matters in York, Lancaster and surrounding counties.  Call us to day at 717-843-8046 or visit our contact page to send us an email.