Five Signs Your Marriage Is Headed For Divorce

There seems to be a list for most everything in life, and some of the lists are more fun than helpful. But, when you see a headline that screams “do this or your marriage is over”, it can be worth a read. Unfortunately, there is no one reason why people get divorced, and each case is different. Even looking at history, friends or family that have gone through a divorce, or the world of celebrity marriage does not always help pinpoint the reason for a divorce. However, these lists are well intentioned and can be a good starting point to take a look at your own relationship and see where it’s headed, and where help might be needed.

Five signs your marriage is headed for divorce and that it might be time to sit down and talk it over with a qualified family law professional, include:

  • Getting married at a young age, like the case of stars Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe.
  • Expecting to change your spouse, or pretending to be something different than who you are. Brad Pitt has said this of his marriage to Jennifer Aniston, and it may have contributed to their split.
  • Keeping important secrets from your spouse.
  • If one of the parties is trying to control the other, the marriage will likely not work.
  • Spending more time apart than you do together. For a relationship, and especially one that involves children, to thrive it is critical to spend time together and work towards common goals.

There are other warnings signs that might occur as well; including infidelity, physical or emotional abuse, or no longer sharing the same ideals. Any of these things can lead to divorce, and the first sign one of these factors is at play is a good time to take stock of your relationship. Talking things over with your spouse will give you a good idea of whether the marriage is salvageable, or whether divorce is in your future. If the decision is made to end your marriage, call us for help. We will listen to your needs, and aggressively pursue remedies that work for you.


For answers to your questions about marriage and divorce, consult one of the trained family law professionals in our office. Let us put our valuable experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.

Who Will Get Their Hollywood Ending?

Movies and TV sell a lot of things, emotion being one of the most popular. Love stories are as old as time, and it does people good to see their favorite characters end up together. To prove this point, think back to the hit TV show Friends. Chances are the success of the show would not have been as great if Ross and Rachel had not ended up together. Whether it is real, or make believe, we all want to believe in love. Perhaps this is why the public reaction to certain celebrity splits is so great. It can be hard to accept that your favorite star, who happens to be married to another favorite, is getting divorced. And while it is expected that most celebrity couples will not last, there are a few that would cause real heart break were they ever to split.

Among those that the average person hopes gets their “Hollywood ending” are:

  • Beyonce and Jay Z.
  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.
  • Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi.
  • David and Victoria Beckham.

No doubt there are others that deserve to be on this list, and possibly were but a recent split shows that not even a celebrity marriage between “America’s sweethearts” is without trouble. Take the case of Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. The sadness fans felt, and took to social media to express, when the pair announced they were getting divorced was enormous. A celebrity divorce can help show that celebrities really are real people, that sometimes face real world problems. And, when a celebrity couple gets divorced, many of the same issues that every day people face have to be addressed. With a divorce of a celebrity comes a high net worth, and usually multiple properties to divide. The same can be said of an average couple, which is why it is so important to make sure you take steps to protect yourself. Our approach is to fight for a fair distribution of property, and for rules regarding the kids that make sense and are in their best interest. Call us today for an overview of your case, and find out what step to take next.


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Is It The End Of Brangelina?

Were you “team Jolie”, or “team Aniston”? It seems no other celebrity relationship in recent years has made as many headlines as that of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. When Pitt met fellow actor Angelina Jolie on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, sparks reportedly flew. A short time later, the divorce of Mr. and Mrs. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston followed. Suddenly, the country’s “best friend” was in the middle of a love triangle, and the public ate up every article on the story. Pitt and Jolie initially denied a relationship, but readers were skeptical.

As the rest of the story unfolded, we all soon learned that Brad and Angelina were a legitimate item, and “Brangelina” was born. In a sad twist, it seems that “Brangelina” may be no more:

●          After years of living together as a couple, and having several kids, Pitt and Jolie finally tied the knot.

●          One year later, reports are that the couple is filing for divorce.

●          The couple will reportedly continue to make public appearances together, to promote recent joint projects.

With celebrities, and tabloid reports of celebrity “news”, it can be difficult to believe most things Hollywood related until they actually happen. If true, the questions will most likely focus on “what went wrong”, and “why”? The answers to these questions, just like the answers to the questions in your case, are personal. Divorce is not predictable, and when it happens the reasons are as unique as the individuals involved. What does remain the same though is the need for a skilled family law attorney. If you are facing divorce, call us for help.

For more information about divorce, contact our office 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.