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Reginald Black

Feb 20, 2017

I can\'t say enough about Kathleen Gingrich. I needed her services at a very difficult time in my life. ...

Deb Hoffert

Feb 08, 2017

I can not say enough great things about this law firm. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable, professional and above all else ...

John Arena

Feb 01, 2017

Peter Russo and the staff at his firm have handled my personal and professional business for almost a decade. His ...

rick scott

Feb 01, 2017

Peter was easy to work with and handled my case first class. He was knowledgeable about my case (possible age ...

Jenn Spears Brenize

Feb 01, 2017

Peter is extremely knowledgeable and aggressive, yet even-tempered. He is professional, diligent, and compassionate, and responsive to his clients\' ...

Robinette Butts

Sep 01, 2020

Very positive, helpful beyond words of thankfulness for the time I needed expertise a nd guidance. THANK you, again Kathleen. ...

Rebecca Foote

Aug 07, 2020

Kara Haggerty is always a pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable, responsive and fights for her clients. I personally ...

Amy

Aug 05, 2020

Kara Haggerty was fantastic from start to finish. She demonstrated her expertise and made her client the priority. Cannot recommend ...

Krystal

Aug 04, 2020

Kara Haggerty is very professional and knowledgeable in her field. I highly recommend her to family and friends.

Cindy

Aug 01, 2020

Ms. Haggerty has been my attorney for several years. She is always prompt in returning my calls and is very ...

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Divorcing? Your marriage has not ‘failed’

Divorcing? Your marriage has not ‘failed’

It can be all too easy to think that because your marriage is ending that it has failed. However, it is likely important for your sense of purpose and for your emotional health that you draw a distinction between dissolution and failure. Once you do so, you will likely be able to navigate the ins and outs of the legal elements of divorce with more focus, intention and peace.

When someone fails at an endeavor, that individual has been unsuccessful at achieving that endeavor. Certainly, when a marriage ends, the couple involved has not been successful at remaining married until death. However, the couple involved has likely succeeded at so many endeavors within the marriage that the union itself cannot reasonably be perceived as “failed.”

For example, when you and your spouse chose to marry, you likely resolved to grow in love, to learn from your experiences and to become more mature as a result of your union. Unless you have made no growth as a person during the course of your marriage and unless you refuse to learn from the experiences you had as a married person, you cannot reasonably be perceived as having failed at married life.

Not all unions last forever. But simply because these unions end does not mean that they have failed. Failure is an unfair label to slap onto most marriages that end. Because few individuals walk away from their marriages having stagnated in their personal growth and having refused to learn from their experiences.

Source: The Huffington Post, “11 Reasons There’s No Such Thing As A ‘Failed Marriage’,” Brittany Wong, May 28, 2015

Divorcing? Your marriage has not ‘failed’

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