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Common Reasons for Divorce in California

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Divorce is a complicated, heartbreaking process that impacts all parties involved. It's increasingly challenging when children are involved, but it's important to remember that sometimes it is the best decision. In California, some of the most common reasons people get divorced include infidelity, lack of intimacy, financial issues, and domestic abuse. Let's take a closer look at these common causes and why divorce may be necessary.

What Are Common Causes of Divorce in California?


Infidelity is one of the most common reasons for divorce in California. It's been a long-standing source of marital conflict for past generations and in our society today. When someone is unfaithful to their partner or spouse, it can cause irreparable damage to the relationship and destroy any chance of reconciliation. This type of betrayal often leads to feelings of anger, hurt, and resentment from both parties involved—which can make it impossible for them to remain married. Additionally, infidelity can create trust issues for both partners in the future, which may prevent them from ever being able to reconnect in a meaningful way.

Lack of Intimacy

Intimacy plays a vital role in any marriage, but unfortunately, many couples struggle with this aspect of their relationship, which can lead to feelings of loneliness and disconnection. This could mean anything from feeling disconnected due to not spending enough time together to feeling like your partner no longer desires you sexually or emotionally. All too often, this lack of connection can lead couples to divorce if they cannot reconnect with each other on an intimate level again.

Financial Issues

Financial issues are another popular reason why couples decide to get divorced in California. Having different views on money management can be challenging enough on its own. Still, when there's also a lot of debt or other financial stressors, it can make matters worse for couples trying to stay together. If one partner is not willing or able to contribute financially or if there are disagreements about spending habits and budgeting, this could ultimately cause irreparable harm to the relationship.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse does not always manifest as physical violence; it can also take on more subtle forms, such as emotional manipulation or verbal abuse, which may not be immediately evident from outside observers. Unfortunately, this behavior can often go undetected until it reaches its breaking point. Couples may be unable or unwilling to continue their relationship any longer due to its toxic nature.

Seek Legal Advice from an Experienced Family Law Attorney

No matter your reason for getting divorced, it's important that you seek legal advice from an experienced family law attorney who understands your situation and can provide guidance.

At Stolar Law Group, our experienced attorneys can help to ensure that your rights are protected during this difficult time and help minimize any potential disputes that may arise during negotiations. Contact us online or give us a call. (818) 600-6534

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