No two divorced persons will give you the same answer when asked why their marriage was dissolved. That is because every case is unique, and the causes for divorce are not easily pinpointed. The facts of your case play a significant role in what led up to the divorce, and also impact how important issues are resolved. This is why it is critical to seek the advice of a trained family law attorney if you are considering divorce. A skilled attorney will understand that the results you expect are not the same results the next couple is looking for, and will work with you to apply the law to the specifics of your case. That said, there are some common threads as to what causes divorce that can be found in many cases.
The top ten common causes for divorce include:
- Money issues, whether there is a lack of funds or whether the parties do not share the same financial philosophies and goals.
- A pattern of miscommunication that leads to resentment, exhaustion, and feelings of distance.
- Infidelity, whether physically or emotionally. When one partner to the marriage engages in extramarital relationships, trust is broken and not easily repaired. Without trust, most marriages do not stand a chance of going the distance.
- Physical or emotional abuse.
- Failing to be fully present partner in the marriage, and doing things that suit your needs only without regard for your spouse.
- Taking for granted that your spouse will always be there.
- Getting married too young, or without fully discussing your expectations from the marriage.
- Catastrophic life events, such as a serious medical condition or a death in the family.
- Marrying into a different culture and failing to take steps to respect your spouse’s differences.
- Trying to change your spouse’s habits.
In most cases, one or more of these causes exist, or altogether reasons for the divorce can be identified. Whatever the cause for your need to seek a divorce, be sure your rights are protected by calling a qualified family law attorney for help.
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