Some people say that the hardest year of marriage is the first, and that if a couple can make it past their first anniversary it is smooth sailing from that point forward. But statistics show that divorce can happen to a newlywed couple just as easily as it can to a couple that has been married twenty years or more. With with reports of so many “young” marriages coming to an end (mostly celebrity marriages) it is interesting to take a look at why some marriages are more short lived than others.
Some common reasons for a break up of a marriage less than a year old include:
- The couple grows apart, especially if they married young and were unable to give up a youthful lifestyle.
- Having different ideas about if and when to start a family (which may also be a basis for seeking an annulment rather than filing for divorce).
- Debt, or disproportionate salaries among the parties.
- Simply not being ready to take on the responsibilities that go along with being married.
While these instances can happen to a marriage older than a year old, they are more common among new unions. When marriage is entered into without a full appreciation for what it takes to make it last, the chances of a long life together are slim. There is no shame in ending a marriage, but it is important to do so in a way that works for you. As strange as it may sound, there is such a thing as a successful divorce. The key to getting there is to partner with a trained family law attorney, to make sure your interests are protected. Even a short lived marriage can result in significant debt, which must be divided between the parties. And, along with the idea that a shorter marriage can end with the parties in debt, is the idea that substantial wealth can be accumulated. In both instances the distribution of debts and assets must be fair and equitable. If you are considering divorce, call our office to find out what you can expect during your case.
For more information about divorce, call us today. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.