Researchers at Pennsylvania State University conducted a study to find out what really ends most marriages. They worked with 200 people who were divorced. Their research resulted in a list of the top sixteen reasons for divorce in America. Seeing this list may help you feel that you are not alone in the reasons for your divorce. The top sixteen reasons are:
- Infidelity (21%)
- Incompatible (19%)
- Substance abuse (10%)
- Growing apart (9%)
- Personality issues (9%)
- Lack of communication (8%)
- Physical or mental abuse (5%)
- Loss of love (4%)
- Failure to meet family obligations (3%)
- Employment problems (3%)
- Unhappiness in the marriage (2%)
- Financial problems (2%)
- Physical or mental illness (2%)
- Personal growth (2%)
- Interference from family (2%)
- Immaturity (1%)
In most marriages, a combination of these factors often comes into play, working together to bring about the end of the relationship. For example, often financial problems can lead to failure to meet obligations or to unhappiness in the marriage.
While it can be useful to understand what caused your marriage to fail (and may help you as you move forward and hope to form new relationships), the reason has no legal bearing on your divorce case since Arizona is a no-fault divorce state. You do not need to allege a reason for the failure of your marriage to be granted one by the court.
When you are facing divorce, you want a law firm that will work with you and understand your concerns. The Sampair Group is your choice in the Glendale, Mesa, and Phoenix areas of Arizona. Call us now to make a convenient appointment with one of our skilled attorneys.