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Couples struggle to remain reasonable during divorce

Former couples that head to court against one another do not often come out with an agreeable outlook toward one another. This is how many divorces go, but it is not necessarily how it should be. Many who go through a complex asset divorce find themselves with high levels of anxiety and stress, wondering what the future will look like. This fear of the unknown can translate into the behaviors that are stereotypically associated with divorce.

Such behaviors often include attempts to take a spouse for everything that she or he is worth. While this may feel righteous and acceptable due to past behaviors or choices made by your ex, many believe that it is not healthy for the relationship and it is often not healthy for you from an economic standpoint. The likelihood that one side will get everything is slim and attempting to do so can be expensive in both time and money.

An expert recently listed some factors that she has seen in marriages that have ended in contentious divorces. They include miscommunication, mistrust, money problems, addictions, lack of intimacy, lack of respect and physical or mental abuse. It is rare when a dissolving marriage has only one of these factors apparent, so couples should be prepared to head to court when any number of them appear.

Each of the aforementioned factors have a slew of issues that can be associated with them and they may be hard to work out. Despite difficulties, there is the option of fixing the marriage, but this requires both spouses realizing that a problem exists and agreeing that it needs to be addressed.

Individuals going through the divorce process in Louisiana should seek legal counsel in order to determine the best route of action for them. Attorneys can assist with anything legally related to the divorce, allowing you to receive the best outcome in the end. They can also help clients remain reasonable during the process.

Source: Palm Beach Post, "Bad marriage: Seven situations that lead to divorce court," Robin Roshkind, March 20, 2013

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