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Common reasons couples divorce

On Behalf of | Aug 31, 2020 | Firm News

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control estimates that for every 1,000 people, there are 2.9 divorces with 45 states and D.C. reporting. There are many reasons why some American marriages end up in divorce; here are some common reasons from a lawyer’s perspective.


It may be a tough pill to swallow for some, but love alone does not conquer all. Couples who are incompatible on a racial, national or religious level are going to eventually struggle in their marriage. Each individual’s beliefs matter. If differences do not come to a head in the beginning, they most likely will when the couple has children.


A marriage requires trust, and adultery is a violation of trust. There are counseling options that help both spouses deal with the situation. Not everyone makes it to the other side, though.

Domestic Violence

In U.S. law, domestic violence is not tolerated. If it occurs in a marriage, the spouse is often encouraged to dissolve the relationship simply for their safety, especially if there are children.

Regular Bickering

When there is regular bickering in the marriage, something is not right. There is going to come a moment when one spouse or both gets tired. Divorce may be the logical next step.

Lack of Intimacy

Raising a family comes with challenges, so it helps to have intimacy within a marriage. If there is not, it could lead to issues and eventually divorce.

Financial Issues

It is not uncommon for a marriage to end because financial issues exist. Sometimes, these issues result from debt. Other times, the problem is simply a lack of sufficient disposable income.

If you are thinking about filing for divorce, you may want to speak with a legal professional in this area. Those with assets and children have special circumstances to take into consideration. A legal professional may help you navigate through the process.