Reasons for divorce

On Behalf of The Law Offices of Ronda A. Middleton |

There are a number of common reasons that people in California might get a divorce. Infidelity is one reason although this does not always lead to the end of a relationship. Abusing alcohol or drugs is another reason.

A lack of commitment can lead to divorce, and it can reveal itself in a number of different ways. One of those ways is refusing to continue to work on the marriage. Some marriages may fail because the conflict level has simply become too high. Other marriages end because the two people grow apart. According to an article published in the “Journal of Divorce & Remarriage,” this was the top reason selected by participants in one study. They could select multiple reasons, but over half included this one.

Financial issues can lead to divorce in many cases. Experts say that people should be well aware of one another’s debts and spending habits before getting married as a result. Finally, some marriages end because the couple married too young. One study found that the ideal age for marriage is the late 20s. Couples who marry as teenagers might be particularly at risk, but couples who married after their mid-30s also had a higher divorce risk.

Whatever the reason for divorce, it can be a difficult time. Couples must deal with property division and child custody as well as their own emotions. It is important for people to take care of themselves financially during a divorce as well as make decisions that are in the best interests of their children. The reasons for the divorce may also affect how the divorce proceeds. For example, if there were financial problems, a person might be concerned about being responsible for part of a spouse’s debt, particularly since California is a community property state. An attorney may be able to explain how these issues are likely to be resolved.

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