No one stands in front of a minister, priest or justice of the peace to get married with thoughts of the marriage not being a lifetime commitment. But in some instances, life’s circumstances change and some Ohio couples find themselves in the throes of divorce. There are personal reasons for ending a marriage, but research about divorce has shown there are some common aspects that lead to the erosion of a marriage.
One of the reasons many couples get married – aside from love – is compatibility. Yet, the eventual antithesis of that compatibility is what may lead many married couples to throw in the towel. Some couples find that after the kids have grown up and left the nest, they really do not have much in common and they continue to grow apart. Followed closely by incompatibility is infidelity, which can cause severe problems. Rounding out the list is dealing with financial issues, which can strain a marriage to the point of no return.
Other reasons that have been highlighted are emotional or physical abuse, stark differences in parenting styles, and substance abuse or mental health issues. There may be times when some couples have exhausted all means of help available to them and have decided they can no longer stay married. In such cases, the best option would be for each of them to obtain independent legal advice.
An Ohio attorney experienced in family law may be able to help a client to understand what is involved in the divorce process. There are prevalent issues in divorce such as the division of assets, child support and child custody, and spousal support that may need some explaining. When a person understands some of what may transpire, it may make divorce less stressful.