Predicting Divorce by Understanding Complex Divorce Issues

A divorce can happen for many reasons, from financial disagreements to infidelity. While people often identify one singular thing as the reason for a divorce, there may be certain indicators that a couple is likely to divorce or experience marital difficulty at some point in the future. By understanding certain predictors, it may be possible for Illinois couples to avoid or navigate complex divorce issues more quickly.

It is thought that when couples rush to the altar they may face a higher risk of divorce. A shorter engagement leaves less time to gain a better understanding of the other person, work through certain emotional issues and lay the groundwork for legal protection such as prenuptial agreements. If there are huge discrepancies between the partners, such as age, appearance or wealth, these issues can trigger disagreements and ultimately, a divorce.

Insecurity, immaturity of one or both partners, and other trust issues can make it difficult for a marriage to survive. Marriages that merge two families with children can be quite difficult. Major changes in circumstances, such as a parent remarrying, can be emotionally strenuous for the kids. It is estimated that the divorce rate for blended families is as high as 60 percent.

When a couple has decided to end a marriage and is facing a complex divorce, it can be useful to consider all factors that contributed to these circumstances. A closer understanding of what led to a divorce may provide a couple with the ability to communicate and work together to resolve divorce issues out of court. It is important for all Illinois couples to work with a legal team who understands the unique circumstances and the needs of each individual client.

Source: The Huffington Post, “Prevent Your Future Divorce by Learning What Predicts It“, Becky Whetstone, May 4, 2015