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Common Signs That It Might Be Time to File for a Divorce

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Kane County divorce attorneysThere are many reasons why a marriage may end in divorce. These can range from infidelity to financial problems to lack of communication to domestic abuse, the list goes on. Many couples who have children stay together even though they are unhappy for their “kids’ sake.” However, staying in a toxic relationship can be detrimental to your well-being, which in turn affects your children. There comes a point where it may be in your best interest to file for divorce. If you and your spouse have tried marriage counseling and put forth a concerted effort to salvage your union but problems remain, it may be necessary to make a decision about how you want to spend the rest of your life. 

Problems Can Negatively Impact Your Relationship

Regardless if a couple has been married for a few years or several decades, marriage is hard work. Life circumstances such as a job loss, a child with special needs, or a family member’s death can strain even the best of relationships. If issues are not addressed, they can simmer over time and cause feelings of resentment, anger, or loneliness, ultimately leading to the breakdown of a marriage. One of the most important aspects to a successful marriage is communication. In order to solve problems, a couple needs to talk about them and try to find ways to conquer them. 

Some of the typical behaviors that often lead to one spouse considering filing for divorce include:  

  • Disrespecting each other
  • Lack of intimacy (sexual or emotional) 
  • Addiction problem by one or both spouses (drugs, alcohol, gambling)
  • Dissipation of assets
  • Having an extramarital affair (emotional or physical)
  • Refusal to attend couple's therapy
  • Physical or mental abuse 

If one spouse is the victim of domestic violence, he or she may file an order of protection against his or her spouse. 

It may be difficult to think about sharing parenting time with your ex-spouse after a divorce, but that can be worked out in a parenting plan. Regardless of any bitter feelings you may have toward your ex, the court will determine what is in the best interest of the children. Issues such as allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, and asset division are other issues that may have to be resolved in your divorce. 

Contact a Kane County Divorce Lawyer

Although the idea of a divorce can be intimidating, it may be your best option if you have exhausted all other avenues for saving your marriage. At the Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II P.C., our accomplished and dedicated St. Charles divorce attorneys know Illinois divorce laws. We will advocate on your behalf to make sure your rights to marital property, spousal and child support, and parenting time are protected. To schedule your initial consultation, call our office today at 630-200-4882.




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