What Are the Most Common Causes of Divorce in Washington State?

Just as every marriage is different, every divorce is also different. However, there are some common reasons that couples often site when splitting ways after a long-term relationship. Some of the reasons listed for divorce are specific, such as issues with money or infidelity. Others are much broader, such as "growing apart" or "irreconcilable differences." It is also important to understand that some reasons for divorce, such as arguments about how to raise the children, cover up more underlying reasons, such as difficulty with communication.

Here are some of the more common reasons for divorce in Washington State:

  • Growing apart or becoming different people
  • Irreconcilable differences
  • Arguments and poor communication
  • Failed expectations
  • Lack of commitment
  • Boredom, need for life change, or "mid-life crisis"
  • Substance abuse and addiction issues
  • Domestic abuse issues
  • Money, spending, and finances
  • Infidelity and cheating

Most divorces don't happen because of a single issue listed above, and no divorce is simple or clear-cut. The bottom line is that in some cases, two people simply cannot continue a healthy relationship for a variety of reasons, and it is better for everyone to move on and make a fresh start.

If you are in need of legal help regarding your Washington State divorce, contact Seattle divorce attorney Molly B. Kenny today.

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