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What causes most couples to divorce?

| Sep 9, 2020 | Divorce |

As two people marry one another and vow a lifetime of commitment, neither is thinking their marriage may end one day. But life happens and even some Wisconsin couples whose marriages started out strong may find themselves talking about divorce at some point for various reasons. Although those reasons do have personal elements to them, researchers have found there are some commonalities that may lead to marriages breaking down.

Ironically, the very thing that most likely led a couple to the altar in the first place – compatibility — the antithesis of which turns out to be one of the the leading causes of divorce — incompatibility. Two people may find over time that they’re not really compatible at all. Following incompatibility closely is infidelity. When one spouse — or both — are unfaithful, it’s really difficult to move forward in a marriage. Rounding out the top three reasons for divorce are money issues, which can put a lot of strain on a marriage.

When emotional or physical abuse is part of the marriage, it too can lead to the union’s ultimate demise. Other issues which researchers have found to be common in the dissolution of marriages are differences in parenting styles and alcohol or substance abuse. There may be times when a couple has exhausted all avenues of help to no avail and can no longer stay married.

Married couples who — for whatever reasons — have made the decision that divorce is the only alternative for them would do well to seek independent legal advice. A Wisconsin attorney experienced in family law may be able to help such a client to understand more clearly what is involved in the divorce process. A lawyer may be able explain some of the most prevalent issues of divorce such as child custody, child support and property division in a relatable and understandable way.