Here’s a straightforward query concerning marital dissolution in Michigan and nationally: What causes divorce?
That’s a simple question, right? Yet it hardly invites a tailored response with across-the-board applicability.
The truth is, very divorce is flat-out unique. Families are organic and dynamic entities, and marriage-ending catalysts and considerations are logically different in every case. For many reasons, family law is a top-tier candidate for being the most complex and emotionally charged of any legal niche.
That is more than implied at the proven Michigan family law firm of Hauer & Snover in Bloomfield Hills. We stress on our website that divorce “is a difficult thing” and that it “usually involves several important issues.” Insightful legal advocacy during divorce depends on an empathetic legal team’s early understanding of what those issues are.
A family law-focused research team has taken a dive-down approach to finding some answers. It tracked responses from myriad studies of divorcing parties addressing why their marriages failed. It then ranked responses and came up with root separation-tied causes like these:
- Inability to foster a meaningful level of commitment
- Simply drifting apart (a progressively eroded foundation of shared valued and interests)
- Diminished communication (e.g., silence or argumentative exchanges in lieu of listening and candidly talking through issues)
- Infidelity and its resulting effect on diminished trust in a marriage
- Finances (disagreement and stress across a wide range of money matters)
- Addiction problems – irresolvable problems fostered by problematic alcohol and/or drug use
- Family violence
That is a notably lengthy and encompassing list, but it is hardly a comprehensive bullet-point compendium of factors explaining why marriages fail.
The bottom line is that divorce is often complex and always case-specific. A divorcing party seeking guidance and strong representation can turn for counsel to an experienced and results-oriented family law legal team.