Some common reasons for divorce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that more than 20 percent of marriages end in separation, death or divorce after 5 years, and after 20 years, this is true of more than half of all marriages. There are a number of reasons that couples in Florida might be considering divorce.

Money is often the source of conflict in a relationship. Too little money, disagreements about how money is spent or tension if one person makes significantly more than the other could all lead to problems. Another reason a marriage may end is because of one or more incidents of infidelity, whether it is physical or emotional. Another reason for divorce could be addiction. A person might be addicted to drugs or alcohol or to a certain activity, such as working constantly, that hurts the relationship.

Some couples may become closer when something happens such as the death of a child or a cancer diagnosis for one of them, but this is not always the case. These extraordinary circumstances may also drive couples apart. A couple may also simply find that they are incompatible. This could include disagreements about religion or where to live. Finally, a couple might have irreconcilable differences. They may exhibit behaviors such as stonewalling or emotions such as anger that they cannot put aside.

Couples who are divorcing may need to divide property. If they have children, they might also have to make an agreement about custody and visitation. In family law, a court makes a decision about custody based on the best interests of the child. Parents may have the option to make their own custody arrangement that a judge can approve and make legally binding. A couple may also make an agreement about property division out of court through negotiations with their attorneys.

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