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Abuse, cheating are common reasons for filing for divorce

It is common for Alabama marriages to have their ups and downs. Some people may be able to face conflicts and disagreements easily and find resolutions, and others couples may feel as if nothing they do together is right. Unfortunately for the latter group, this feeling often leads individuals to consider filing for divorce. Of course, it may prove difficult for some parties to grapple with the reasons for ending the relationship.

One considerable reason that a person may choose to file for divorce is if the marriage has turned abusive. The victim may battle back and forth when it comes to deciding whether this step could help or hurt the situation as many abusers become more difficult if a person tries to leave. However, taking steps to protect oneself, such as filing for a restraining order, could help during the divorce process.

Another reason an individual may choose to end a relationship is that the other person is unfaithful. Cheating is a common reason the marriages do not last, and though some parties may be able to work through a one-time mistake, some people simply continue to have affairs. As a result, many parties find it too difficult to remain in the relationship.

Filing for divorce can be a daunting and substantially life-changing step to take. However, for many Alabama residents, it may be the move that allows them to pursue a happier and more fulfilling future. If parties are interested in exploring their marriage dissolution options, they may wish to speak with experienced attorneys for guidance.

Source:, "Is your marriage over? 7 signs it is and 5 it's not", Rose Kennedy, Jan. 24, 2018

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