While marriage survival rates may be doing better among some age groups, divorce is still quite prevalent. There are many factors that may lead a Kentucky couple to separate. However, there are a few reasons that are most frequently cited. A long-term study that followed 52 spouses who engaged in premarital counseling revealed that there are often several factors underlying any divorce.
According to a study conducted by the National Center for Biotechnical Information, the most frequent reason couples divorce is lack of commitment. When partners are not committed to each other, they may fail to put enough effort into their relationship. Over time, this could weaken the connection so much that divorce is inevitable.
Another common reason for divorce is infidelity. Some couples have described infidelity as the last straw in a relationship that has already been experiencing problems. Other prevalent factors include excessive arguing, marrying too young and financial problems. To a lesser degree, marriages are also hampered by health problems, opposition to the marriage by extended family and religious differences. A significant number of couples have cited substance abuse and domestic violence as major factors as well.
Any person in an unhappy marriage who is contemplating divorce should consider retaining the services of an experienced family law attorney. Preparing financially for a divorce is essential as the process is often expensive. Furthermore, most people will have to adjust to living without the financial support of their spouses. A divorce attorney can assist an individual in preparing for the inevitable disputes over custody and division of property. In marriages where one partner is abusive, an attorney can aid in preparing a restraining order.