Is the sentence correctly punctuated?

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Tan Elaine

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Jessica wanted a divorce but, considering the negative impact it would have on her children, she decided not to.

Is the above sentence correctly punctuated? Thanks.
 

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As an NES but not a teacher, I would have no problem, personally, with the punctuation as is, but would probably have rephrased the ending as "she decided against it".

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If you wish to keep the ending as "she decided not to", change the beginning to "Jessica wanted to divorce her husband ..." or "Jessica wanted to get divorced ...".
 

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Thanks, emsr2d2.

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