Tombstone, depends upon which side you want to look at it from, benefits for those who end up seperated if they can remarry, now without doubt some of the time the processes can be shonky by one or both of the parties involved but thems the breaks. Really you have to look at it in historical perspective.
Did the very early church (up to the fist 200-300 years) allow ‘divorce’ so to speak. If from your studies they did then generally speaking the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church can both reasonably be accepted which ever way you view it.
If no ‘divorce’ was allowed then the Orthodox are wrong and only the Catholic Church can be right because the Catholic process says there was no marriage to begin with, its the only way to resolve the ‘no divorce’ issue if you believe the early church did not allow ‘divorce’ resulting in extra marriages etc.
Also remember this, billions of people have died without being members of the Catholic or Orthodox Church and we can be sure that not all of them are in hell, and many of those since passed were committed to religous principles of whatever faith they followed, so long as you make reasonable endeavours to determine the more likely correct faith then if you choose Catholic or Orthodox then you are unlikely to be too far wrong.
By the way don’t listen to posters who say there are big differences in faith/theology between Orthodox and Catholic, there are nuances and thats all, people love to make mole hills into mountains so they can continually justify stuff.