Ask a California Divorce Attorney: What Are The Biggest Factors that Lead to Divorce?

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyFor this blog post, we thought it would be interesting if we examined the root causes for many legal issues and complications involving family law in California. Namely, what are the biggest factors that lead to tensions and conflict between married couples, which eventually spirals into a divorce?

In our experience, the answer often lies in a multitude of different factors and each case is very different. These are just some of the common issues that often pop up in failed marriage. Here are some of the biggest factors to be on the lookout for:

Infidelity and Lack of Trust

A successful marriage demands absolute trust between partners, and when mistrust or suspicion arises between married couples, trouble is often right around the corner. Worse yet, in our experience, social media has compounded these issues, where temptation is just a click away. Untrustworthy partners are one of the most common staples of divorces in California along with overly paranoid spouses who may or may not have good reason for their suspicions.

Little or No Intimacy

Not enough intimacy, or simply none at all, is the quickest way to resentment and eventually divorce. Sadly, this is a common issue for a variety of different reasons, and couples who don’t communicate to help each other through these complications can feel like they’re living with a roommate rather than a spouse. All couples go through different phases of intimacy, but when little or no intimacy is a common issue, it might be time to step back and pay close attention to the current state of your marriage.

Disagreements in Regards to Having Kids

Many people who get married never take time to have the “talk” about kids. Sometimes they choose to push forward, figuring that the other person is bound to change their mind. When this doesn’t happen, even the strongest marriage can quickly find itself on precarious ground, After all, choosing to have or not to have kids is a critical issue that affects every facet of your life, and this is one of those areas where couples need to be on the same page.

Schedule A Consultation with a California Family Law Attorney

There you have it, these are but a few of the biggest factors that contribute to a failed marriage and an eventual divorce. If you want more information, remember that you can always reach out to us at the Law Office of James P. White.


Call us today to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced California divorce attorney, where we can discuss your specific needs at length.