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Are You Surprised By the 3 Most Common Reasons People Get Divorced in California?

Posted on: January 18, 2018

Are You Surprised By the 3 Most Common Reasons People Get Divorced in California?

It’s common knowledge that nearly half of married couples will eventually divorce. What’s less understood is why this happens. At Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP, we’ve been providing family law services for years. As a result, we are quite familiar with the three most common reasons couples get divorced. Read on to learn more about them. If you’re considering divorce, please reach out to us at 909-482-1422 for a consultation.

  1. Money
  2. This is by far the most common reason that a couple gets divorced. When couples are having tough financial times, it can be hard for them to find common ground. Fights often occur regarding overspending, long hours at work, income, and other money-related issues can put a strain on a relationship.

    In fact, some occupants, such as bartending, flight attending, bill collecting, or acting as a paralegal come with higher divorce rates than others. Some jobs are on the opposite end of the spectrum and are less likely to coincide with higher divorce rates, including doctors and scientists. A spouse who has to deal with long-term unemployment is also more likely to end up getting divorced.

  3. Cheating
  4. It’s likely no surprise that a spouse who cheats on their marriage is more likely to end up divorced than a spouse who stays faithful. In fact, infidelity is one of the most common causes of divorce. While cheating in and of itself is bad, it’s also typically an indication of other issues within a marriage. For example, cheating is more likely to occur in a marriage where one or both spouse work long hours, travel frequently, spend a lot of time with other people, and have financial issues.

    When a person learns that their spouse hasn’t been faithful then they have a few options. One of which is to file for divorce immediately, but even those who decide to stick it out and try to patch things up are likely to end in divorce. Divorce litigation, in which the divorcing couple can’t agree on terms themselves and turn to the courts for a decision, is most likely in cases of infidelity.

  5. The age at which a couple gets married
  6. Studies have shown that couples are getting married later and later compared to their parents’ generations. This is leading many studies on the divorce rate to be skewed. Why? Because may studies have also shown that couples who marry at an early age are much more likely to get divorced. As a result, it would seem to hold true that if couples are waiting until they’re older, that divorce rates would be on their way down.

No matter where you are in the divorce process, whether you’re ready to file today or are still considering the options, it’s time to contact Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP at 909-482-1422. Simply find out what your options are can relieve a weight on your chest. Don’t live in an unhappy marriage when you don’t have to. Call us today.

Kristina Kendall-Gkikas
Kendall & Gkikas LLP
143 N. Harvard Avenue, 2nd Floor
Claremont, CA, 91711 USA