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What Common Life Events Can Lead to Divorce?

By Jeffrey M. Salassa

young couple going over prenuptial agreement with Clinton Township divorce lawyer to prevent future problems

What is the most common cause of divorce? Many people cite financial issues, while many others allege infidelity. The list of reasons for divorce can be long and varied. However, there are certain major life events that play a larger role in a couple’s decision to divorce. People face many difficult periods in their lives and no one is immune to loss. However, how individuals choose to approach these hard times often dictates their ability to successfully navigate through them.

Nevertheless, even the strongest individuals are sometimes unable to bear the burdens life has foisted upon them or embrace the inevitable changes we all experience, causing a strain in their marriage which is too great to overcome, i.e. serious illness, childbirth, unemployment or death. According to a recent report, when one spouse becomes seriously ill, the obligations put upon the “healthy” spouse can become overwhelming and can lead to divorce. Similarly when one spouse either changes or loses their job, resulting in decrease in finances or forcing one party to move, divorce is likely to occur. Further, another study indicates that 67% of couples reported a decline in marital satisfaction within the first three years after a child is born resulting in divorce. Conversely, but with a similar outcome, some couples divorce after their children have all moved out, as they find that their relationship had slowly deteriorated and they only remained together to raise the children.

If you have experienced one or more of these types of life-altering events and you are considering divorce, now is the time to speak with a knowledgeable divorce lawyer in Macomb County. At Iafrate & Salassa we know that divorce can be difficult, but we understand what you are going through and can help you through what can seemingly be the toughest time of your life. It is our goal to help you get the most favorable results possible to ensure that you have a successful and happy life after divorce. Please contact us today for help with all your divorce needs. Just click here to contact us online, or give us a call at 586-263-1600.

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