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There are many common factors that push couples toward divorce

While every situation is different, there are a few common reasons that lead many Georgia couples to divorce. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-fifth of couples will have a disruption in their first five years of marriage. This could mean a separation, divorce or widowhood. Over the course of 20 years of marriage, 53 percent of marriages face disruption.

Poor communication can influence the likelihood of divorce. When partners in a marriage are able to hear each other with empathy, external pressures can be less overwhelming. On the other hand, when the internal conflicts within a marriage lead to anger and distrust, it can be difficult to recover from pressures and may push couples toward separation.

There are several factors that are quite common in leading to divorce. For many people, infidelity is particularly troublesome. Physical affairs certainly fall into this category, but emotional affairs can lead to the end of a marriage as well. The resulting lack of trust between the partners can be difficult to overcome.

However, external pressures can also be significant. Even in families where both partners have high-powered careers, financial decisions and money pressures can create major stress in a marriage. When one partner is very career-oriented but the other partner doesn't see the same value in a workplace focus, the resulting strain can lead to a divorce as well. The stresses of an intensive career can be rewarding in many ways, but these rewards can also lead to pressure on the home front.

When a marriage ends, a family lawyer can be a valuable resource, ally and representative for each spouse. Whether a divorce is amicable or contested, an attorney can work to ensure a fair distribution of assets and handle matters related to spousal support or child custody.

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