While the divorce rate is declining in general, it is still not uncommon for people in California and throughout the country to see their marriages end. However, there are many different reasons why this may be the case. For instance, some felt that they didn't spend enough time in marriage counseling or similar educational programs. Another reason why people get divorced has to do with their relationships with their spouse's family.
Husbands who were close with their in-laws were less likely to get divorced. The opposite was true for wives who were close with their in-laws. Individuals who don't feel safe in their relationship may decide to leave their spouse. This can be true whether abuse was physical or emotional in nature. Financial issues were also cited as a factor in choosing to end a marriage. However, a lack of money was not cited as a direct cause in ending a relationship.
Instead, the stress that was caused by the financial problems eventually caused married couples to grow apart. If there was a lot of conflict in general, there was a greater chance that a marriage would end whether the conflict revolved around money or other matters. Finally, some said that the reason why they got divorced was that they got married when they were too young.
The end of a marriage may cause a person to feel a variety of emotions such as anger or embarrassment. However, a person should try to not let his or her emotions determine how a divorce settlement is reached. Instead, it may be in an individual's best interest to settle a divorce based on the facts in the case. An attorney might be able to help an individual get through a divorce in a timely, civil and favorable manner.