Marriages can be challenging, especially if spouses disagree about a specific issue, such as finances or career or intimacy. Some couples seek counseling or turn to other measures to help overcome their problems and restore their relationships. Many spouses, however, ultimately decide that they would rather file for divorce and go their separate ways than stay in an unhappy marriage.
No two marriages are exactly alike, but studies show there are certain issues that often serve as precursors to divorce. While it is not possible to be 100% certain in predicting which marriages will last and which will not, Minnesota spouses who experience certain issues may be more likely to file for divorce than others. One such issue is “stonewalling.” A stonewalling spouse is someone who avoids conflict, which may include refusing to acknowledge that there are problems in the marriage.
Spouses who are filled with contempt for their partners, as well as those who constantly criticize their spouse are also more likely to decide to divorce at some point than couples who do not experience these issues in their relationship. These particular issues can spark legal problems in a divorce, especially if a spouse tries to take revenge against his or her ex by trying to hide assets during property division proceedings or by accusing him or her of being an unfit parent. A judge overseeing a case where such issues arise must determine who is telling the truth.
If a Minnesota spouse experiences one or more of these issues in a marriage, it does not necessarily mean the relationship will end in divorce. However, if someone is considering taking that route, a strong support system is readily available by seeking consultation with an experienced family law attorney. A family law attorney makes it a priority to ensure that the client obtains a fair settlement.