St. Charles, MO- When a spouse decides to file for divorce, it’s not an easy decision to come to. Most put careful consideration into such a decision and don’t take it lightly.  Yet, the majority of couples regret their decision to divorce according to past survey.

Last August researchers in the U.K. conducted a survey of over 2,000 men and women and asked them about their divorce. Researchers wanted to know to how they felt about their decision to divorce and whether or not they regretted not trying to make things work. Surprisingly, the majority, 54 percent of those surveyed said they regretted pursuing divorce and missed their former spouse, the Daily Mail reported.

Of the couples who expressed regret, they told researchers the feeling began almost immediately with 42 percent saying they considered reconciliation. Some of the couples who considered reconciliation actually followed through and 21 percent were still together when the survey was conducted.

Not all respondents regretted their decision immediately. According to the Daily Mail, 19 percent of respondents said they regretted asking for a divorce a week later. Other respondents took longer to for the regret to set in with 1 in 10 saying it took a year for them to realize they didn’t really want to divorce their spouse.

Of the couples, who reconciled, 56 percent said their separation actually made their marriage stronger and 46 percent said it gave them a greater appreciation of their spouse.

Life is full of regrettable decisions, but a divorce will change a person’s life in ways other questionable decisions won’t. If you are unsure or unclear if divorce is the right option for you, we suggest you meet with an attorney at a Missouri divorce law firm to discuss how the  process works and how to initiate it.

Missouri has a thirty day waiting period and if all goes smoothly you could finalize your divorce on the 31st day. But if you aren’t sure about your decision, then you have 30 days to think about it and withdraw your complaint.

There are so many decisions we make without giving them the consideration they deserve. If you are still unsure whether divorce is the right move, a divorce attorney cad give you guidance and point you in the direction of someone who can help you make a decision about the future of your marriage.

If you know divorce is right and inevitable, you will need a St. Charles divorce attorney on your side. You need someone to help address and resolve issues such as asset division and child custody. Many couples find that it takes a third party to help them resolved these typically acrimonious issues.

The divorce attorney at USAttorneys aim to take some of the pain out of your divorce. They can provide you with the legal support you need to settle your divorce peacefully and help you and your estranged spouse come up with an agreeable divorce settlement.

If you need to speak with a lawyer regarding a family law matter in Massachusetts, call Dinsmore Stark at 413-341-3639.