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Top 3 Reasons for Divorcing Your Partner

Orange County divorce lawyer; The Maggio Law FirmArriving at a decision to get divorced from your spouse could be quite a tough one. In a majority of cases, divorces happen due to certain marital problems, which may have solutions and yet the two parties involved in the marriage do not have the necessary skills or urges to resolve them. On the other hand, there are certain marital problems that may make you knock the door of a divorce attorney’s chamber and subsequently file for a divorce. While the decision to divorce should be taken seriously by the parties concerned, there are some scenarios where it appears to be the only solution.  Following are some of the top reasons why couples head for a divorce.

Adultery or infidelity

Infidelity has an uncanny similarity to domestic abuse. In fact, is such a behavior that is likely to keep repeating itself. While a spouse may cheat for various reasons, if you are the prey to such an act, you should realize that there cannot be a valid reason on your spouse’s part to do so. While it is not impossible to restore your trust even after your spouse had an extra-marital affair in the past, if the latter is a recurrent cheater, it is time you should do a self-evaluation of the justification of living with somebody in a marriage who does not have any regard for the marriage vows or for you

Emotional or physical abuse

Of your spouse has hit you once, chances are that he or she will repeat the act again. Try to come out of a marriage that is all about hitting punching or shoving. You should not make any excuses for your spouse who hit and hurt you. And never take the blame on your shoulders someone you has been hurting you physically or emotionally. Violence is an act done with the intention of exerting control over someone else. Such act is not carried out if one truly loves his/her spouse. There can be different forms of domestic violence. You could be emotionally or physically abused by your spouse repeatedly. Name calling, diverting someone, screaming and yelling can never be acceptable behavioral forms.  You must leave for the sake of your kids and also for your own sanity and safety.

Economic tensions

A divorce may occur due to financial infidelity on the part of a spouse. When your spouse spends and wastes money recklessly while the entire family is going through an economic crisis, he or she is said to have commuted financial infidelity. For instance, your spouse may be addicted to gambling or wastes money on shopping but hiding things from you.  Your spouse may have a high credit card debt but you could be unaware of it. 

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 lawyer 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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