When two people marry, they typically hope their union will last a lifetime. In a perfect world, it would be so for every married couple. In reality, many relationships end in divorce, and studies show there are often common reasons spouses in California and elsewhere get divorced.
One of the biggest problems in many marriages is lack of affection and intimacy. Spouses say they get tired of their partners only wanting to talk about the kids or bills that need paid, etc. with little to no time spent on getting to know each other better and paying attention to a partner’s needs. In fact, more than 2,000 people participated in a survey regarding causal factors in divorce and nearly half of them said they grew tired of the lack of affection in their relationships.
Communication also seems to be problematic in many marriages. When spouses have different styles of communicating or when one spouse prefers to communicate more or less than the other, it can put a strain on their relationship. Another reason, that often intersects with these issues is lack of trust or respect. If a spouse feels that his or her partner is not respectful or is acting in an untrustworthy manner, it can create obstacles in the marriage that one or the other spouse ultimately decides is insurmountable.
While these are not the only reasons California couples file for divorce, they rank in the decision-making process. Once a decision is made to go separate ways, spouses then have a number of important issues to resolve. To keep stress to a minimum, it is helpful to rely on legal support from an experienced attorney who is well-versed in family law issues in this state.