If you are in an unhappy marriage, you might not realise how much of a positive impact enlisting the help of family law barristers to assist in your divorce could have.
Research conducted by Kingston University in London reveals that people of both sexes typically feel significantly happier once their divorce is finalised – which flies in the face of many people’s perceptions of the process.
Men typically feel slightly happier, while women feel much happier than their personal ‘baseline’ mood, and the effect can last for up to five years.
Professor Yannis Georgellis, director of the Kingston Business School Centre for Research in Employment, Skills and Society, says the greater positive effect is apparent even in women who are financially disadvantaged by divorcing.
“One possible explanation could be that women who enter into an unhappy marriage feel much more liberated after divorce than their male counterparts,” he suggests.
In any event, family law barristers may be able to minimise the negative financial impact of divorce for both parties, by offering mediation and dispute resolution services that help with the amicable division of assets, and leave all involved better prepared to enjoy the years of happiness that follow.