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Major reasons why a marriage ends in divorce

Although many Georgia couples are committed to trying to make their marriage work, there is a high chance that they will end up getting a divorce. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22 percent of couples will either get separated, divorced, or in some cases, end with the death of a spouse within the first five years of marriage. When it comes to separation or divorce, there are several reasons why this may occur.

One of the main factors is infidelity. While physical affairs do occur, emotional affairs can also lead to a divorce. In some cases, a one-night stand will instantly lead to the end of a marriage; in other cases, couples try to make it work but the lack of trust can ultimately make it impossible to stay together.

Another common factor in divorce is money. While not having a ton of money is not the cause of divorce itself, the stress that comes with living paycheck to paycheck and trying to get by is the real problem. When this is coupled with differences in how money is spent or saved, the stress may simply be too much.

When the end of a marriage comes, estranged spouses often have to deal with property division and child custody disputes. However, the divorce agreement will have an impact on both of them for quite a while after the marriage ends. As such, ensuring that a former spouse receives what he or she is entitled to out of the marriage is extremely important. A family law attorney may assist with a valuation of the marital property to be divided and discussing how keeping different assets, such as the house or car, will impact the person's future.

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Margaret Gettle Washburn, P.C.
4799 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Building J
Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Phone: 770-676-1191
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