It is an unfortunate moment in someone’s life when they realize the person they once loved with their heart and soul is no longer the person they want to remain married to, and a divorce is the only path forward.
And when our team of collaborative divorce experts meets with couples for the very first time, we are often made aware of the reason for the divorce.
We have found that for most divorcing couples, their reason for divorcing is often a common one. Here are a few of them:
- Physical, verbal or emotional abuse to spouse or children
- Marital affairs
- Deep financial issues
- Constant arguing
- Lack of willingness to work on marital issues
- Equality imbalances
- Marrying at an early age or becoming pregnant
- Religious differences
- Unrealistic expectations that can’t be reached
- Substance abuse or addictions
- Living apart due to work or other needs
We also find that many couples have multiple reasons for divorcing. It’s rarely just a single issue that is causing the decision of marital dissolution. And while the reasons above are the most common, the root cause most often circles back to communication issues.
Many couples lack communication skills, especially with each other. If this is the case, our team of divorce experts can help spouses open up their communications highway by working with a divorce coach or mental health expert to expand the couple’s verbal interaction skills.
This is what makes collaborative divorce an attractive process. There is a team of attorneys, neutral financial experts and mental health professionals available to help with the divorce process so that the family unit stays intact during and after the divorce.
A Better DivorceTM is an interdisciplinary group of professionals who are committed to non-court, non-confrontational solutions for family law matters.
Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, mental health or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.