Causes for Divorce

Divorce is also referred to as “Dissolution of Marriage.” It is the court ordered termination of a marriage.  There are many reasons why a couple would want to end their marital union but the most common seem to be: money and spending habits, differences in the rearing or having of children, falling out of love, infidelity, lack of communication, lack of commitment, and irreconcilable differences. 

Common Causes of Divorce

The above are considered the most common causes of divorce, but couples also site various other reasons for wanting to end a marriage including:

  • Abandonment/Desertion/Neglect
  • Alcohol Addiction/Substance Abuse
  • Physical/Sexual/Emotional Abuse
  • Personality Differences/Conflicts 
  • Differences in personal/career objectives
  • Disagreements about household chores
  • Meddling by the parents or in-laws
  • Immaturity
  • Sexual/Emotional Incompatibility
  • Religious/Cultural/Intellectual differences
  • Mental Illness
  • Criminal behavior/incarceration
It is important to have legal representation during a divorce, and anyone facing a divorce should consult with a divorce attorney for legal advice

There are many causes for divorce but it boils down to the commitment or investment a spouse is willing to make if he/she is not happy in the relationship.  While there are various causes for divorce, they can all be traced back to a underlying feeling of unhappiness or discontent in the marriage.  Whether the unhappiness is because of abuse or incompatibility does not matter, the result is the same in the end, a hapless and unfortunate situation with only one foreseeable conclusion.

Consider Children During a Divorce

Divorce causes many outcomes and can open worlds for the separating couple but divorce also causes doubt, insecurity, instability, and uncertainty among the children of the divorcing couple.  Divorce causes many children to feel they are the reason for their parents` separation and have a tendency to become introverted, depressed, or act out after a divorce.           

Divorce causes children to feel helpless, deserted, angry, and guilty.  They may display disturbing social behavior such as violence, substance abuse, and/or problems at school.  They may show signs of behavioral problems such as bed-wetting, trouble sleeping, or show signs of emotional conflict.  It is imperative for a child of divorced parents to have professional counseling as well as regular comfort and reassurance from both parents. Child custody and visitation rights are also issues that need to be considered when getting a divorce.

If the divorcing parents are not getting along or letting their irreconcilable differences create an atmosphere of cruelty and hostility, they should let divorce attorneys do the negotiating for them.  A divorce lawyer can help your family get through this difficult time with the least amount of disruption to the welfare of your family. 

It is important to have legal representation during a divorce, and anyone facing a divorce should consult with a divorce attorney for legal advice
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