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Why couples choose to get divorced

On Behalf of | Aug 25, 2023 | blog, family law |

There are a variety of reasons why New Jersey residents get divorced. In many cases, divorces occur because of issues such as fights over money or because one partner shows a lack of respect for the other. Older couples often divorce because they have grown apart during the years that they have known each other.

How financial issues lead to divorce

A lack of funds can cause even the happiest person to become stressed or anxious. Stress may result in a decreased desire for intimacy, which can put strain on a marriage. It’s also possible that you’ll grow to resent your partner for causing financial issues or for not doing enough to help overcome them. Meanwhile, your partner may feel depressed or anxious over being the source of the household’s financial instability.

A lack of respect hurts

For a marriage to work, you must accept your partner for who he or she is. Conversely, your partner must accept your good qualities as well as your flaws. If this doesn’t happen, your choices are to remain in a toxic marriage or to seek a divorce. Examples of toxic behavior may include making jokes about your looks, making disparaging comments about your family or making fun of your hobbies and interests. Your partner may also be engaging in toxic behavior by stonewalling or deflecting when you attempt to address issues within the relationship.

In a divorce settlement, you may receive a portion of marital assets, such as the family home or funds in a bank account. You may also be entitled to alimony, child support and other resources depending on your circumstances when your marriage comes to an end.