Carolann M. Aschoff, P.C.

Most common reasons why people get a divorce

Newly wed New Jersey couples will most probably all profess to aim at making their marriages last, but staying married is no easy matter. When different people are asked why they are getting a divorce, the reasons are often the same. The question is -- what are these reasons?

A recent study has shown that approximately two out of every 10 marriages end due to infidelity, by either one or both partners. However, it has also been shown that, in the majority of cases, there was a deeper reason for the partners cheating, ranging from anger and resentment to different interests or sexual appetites. A second common reason for divorce is how physically attractive partners consider one another.

The old saying -- money is the root of all evil -- seems relevant in divorce as well. It is estimated that 40 percent of divorcees attribute the end of their marriages to financial issues. Financial difficulties and a lack of money can often lead to arguments and a breakdown in communication. Communication breaking down is another issue often leading to divorce, especially when there is an unwillingness to try and work through communication issues.

Other common reasons for divorce are abuse, incompatibility, unhappiness, addiction, marrying young and differences in parenting styles. No matter what the reasons are for contemplating divorce, it remains important to take the time to process everything and seek support if the need arises. At the same time, one should consider what one's legal options are.

Once the decision to divorce has been taken, the best place to start is by consulting a New Jersey divorce lawyer. The advice and guidance of an experienced attorney may prove invaluable. A family law lawyer can provide seasoned legal advice to help smooth the process and the transition to a new life. While divorce is about change, there's no reason it can't be the start of something wonderful.

Source:, "Top Reasons for Divorce", Gabrielle Applebury, Accessed on Sep. 27, 2017

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