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Is Your Orange County Divorce Justified?

family law lawyers in orange county; The Maggio Law FirmEvery married couple goes through problems. Some resolve their problems and some are unable to. But there are certain issues in a marriage that are a sure sign for deciding on a divorce. Divorce is a serious issue but that does not mean you should allow yourself to remain trapped in a marriage unwillingly. If you are going through any of these problems, then your divorce is very much justified.

Domestic abuse – physical or emotional

If your spouse abuses you physically and emotionally, you are definitely better off with a divorce. If your husband or wife yells at you or hits you, it means they will repeat themselves again, if they want to. You should not tolerate this or even make excuses for them. Just walk away. If a person is violent it only means that they like to be in control. There should not be a need for control in a happy and healthy marriage.


Any reason for cheating on your spouse is never acceptable. And very much like domestic abuse, if your partner has cheated on once, you will be cheated on again. The situation might really be a one off incidence and it might be a real mistake, but nothing gives them the excuse to do so. If your spouse is being unfaithful repeatedly, then a divorce is the only option. Do not let someone take you for granted.

Addiction – drug or alcohol

It is very difficult to live with an addict. It is impossible to change or fix them without professional help. If your spouse refuses to go to rehabilitation to make the marriage work, then you should not suffer in such a marriage. Walk out and settle for nothing less than a divorce. Addiction will affect your marriage and your mental peace. If there are any children involved, they too will get severely affected. You never know what an addict is capable of.

Financial tensions

If your spouse is a spendthrift it is bound to create financial and other strains in your marriage. It is similar to addiction. Do not let your spouse bury you and the family in debt. It would only mean an economic doom in your future.

If you are a victim of any of these situations, you are absolutely justified to seek a divorce. Do not waste any more time. You may be a resident of California or anywhere else. Just seek legal help and save yourself from such a terrible marriage.

Getting divorced in California can be complicated.  Download our free eBook, 18 Important Things to Know About California Divorce to educate yourself on the process.  

divorce_attorneyGerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law attorney and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas. Mr. Maggio assists clients with legal issues including divorce, legal separation, divorce mediation, child custody, prenuptial agreements, stepparent adoptions, and other family law issues. Mr. Maggio has practiced law in California since 1999, and founded The Maggio Law Firm in 2005, focusing exclusively on divorce and family law matters.



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