Few people, perhaps including you, would disagree that 2020 is a year that will go down in history and that people will not soon forget. With all the upheaval in people’s lives this year, it’s not surprising that many people are considering divorce.

However, more than just current events lead to the end of a marriage. If you are one of the people here in Orlando or elsewhere considering divorce, you know better than most that there is more to the decision than just what is going on in the world.

What researchers say about divorce in 2020

While no one can deny that recent events could easily cause couples to realize they no longer want to be together, it should also not surprise anyone that the following continue to be reasons for divorce:

  • Nearly every couple has some issues with money. While this topic is difficult to escape, some couples have such diametrically opposed views on the subject that they no longer want to remain married.
  • Some people will say that cheating on a spouse is more of a symptom than the actual problem in the marriage, but that does not mean it doesn’t cause problems in a marriage. The loss of trust and the change in a couple’s intimate relationship under these circumstances may be too much from which to recover.
  • One of the more popularly cited reasons for divorce is irreconcilable differences. Couples reach the point where they just decide they want to stop having the same arguments and go their separate ways.
  • Other couples may find out too late that they are just not compatible when it comes to the big decisions in life. For instance, fundamental differences in thoughts regarding religion, how to live, how to raise children and core values may be insurmountable obstacles to a lasting marriage.
  • In some marriages, one spouse has an addiction that ends up taking over the lives of all family members. Eventually, if not dealt with, the other spouse will decide that continuing the marriage under these circumstances is just not going to happen.
  • Finally, extraordinary events do have an impact on a marriage, which could include recent events. However, other events, such as cancer or another serious medical condition, the loss of a child or other circumstances make continuing the marriage untenable.

If you are currently contemplating divorce, more than likely, it is for one of the above reasons. As you struggle to make this difficult decision, it may help you to discuss your rights and options with an experienced family law attorney in order to gain a better understanding of what you will face as you go through the divorce process. It does not have to be the contentious battle that many movies and television shows depict, but it may give you some peace of mind to know that you have a strong advocate by your side if that happens.