By now the entire world has probably heard that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are ending their marriage. Now reports show that Ben’s brother Casey is in the same boat. Stories are circulating that claim Casey Affleck and his wife of ten years, Summer Phoenix, are divorcing. With both Affleck brothers now going down the road of divorce, a good question is whether divorce “runs in the family”? The question is not a new one, but with the increase of divorce cases it is worth taking another look at the possibility kids of divorce will also end their marriages as adults.
Studies have shown that children of divorce are more likely to also get divorced than those kids that come from a family without divorce. Here are a couple of interesting bits of information about how well children of divorce fare in their own marriages:
• Many kids look to their parents as “marriage models”, thus if the parents got divorced it can be argued the kids will too because that is the example that has been set.
• Watching your parents go through divorce can create a stress level that is hard to recover from and is carried from childhood to adult life.
• On the other hand, children learn from seeing how their parents handle stress and difficult obstacles that arise in a marriage. This learning experience can lead kids to make different decisions in their own marriages later in life, and work towards reconciliation rather than divorce.
Even though studies show children of divorce are more likely to get divorced themselves, the bottom line is that every marriage has its own set of ingredients. The decision to file for divorce is personal and should only be made after careful thought and consideration. If you are thinking about filing for divorce call our office for more information. We can help you identify which issues matter the most to you and give you options that will help you reach the conclusions you want. One of our experienced family law attorneys is ready to talk to you today.
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