There are no set reasons for a divorce unless one part of the couple wants to get a divorce. And when it comes to wants, no one really needs a reason. We're all adults and we can choose to live our lives in a way that supports our happiness -- regardless of any explanations or logic. With all this being said, however, there are certain "reasons" that divorce attorneys hear again and again from their clients. Here are three of the most common:
Cheating and unfaithfulness:
Two spouses who get married generally have the understanding that they'll be faithful to one another. Failure to be faithful could result in a loss of trust and ultimately, a breakdown in the marriage. In fact, an unfaithful spouse is a perfectly valid and socially respectable reason to bring any marriage to a close.
Problems with money
Money is a problem in many marriages, especially when one spouse isn't pulling his or her weight. This can put undue strain on the other spouse who is left to be the one who carries all of the stress of supporting the family. Resentment can grow and cause a marital breakdown in these situations. Also, any kind of money difficulties could create the opportunity for stressful arguments and unhappiness in a marriage.
Communication problems and arguments:
Spouses who argue do not always stay together. When arguments are particularly frequent and bad, you might notice a trend of the arguments becoming less and less -- not because the spouses have resolved their differences, but because they're growing apart and giving up on the relationship. When this happens, it could be a sight that divorce is close.
If you're on the verge of divorce, our attorneys are standing by to help you evaluate your decision and advise you of your legal rights and options.