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If these behaviors are occurring, a contested divorce may be next

Wedding planning is just the beginning of the commitment couples pledge to one another as a marriage requires work to make it successful. In spite of the effort that California spouses have contributed, there are many times when they find themselves facing a contested divorce due to issues that cannot be resolved. Those who are concerned about how to begin the process can seek additional information.

According to marriage therapists, there are several behaviors that may signal that a divorce will be in the near future. One of those behaviors includes one spouse focusing on his or her needs exclusively, including making long-range plans for the future without the spouse. Another sign that a marriage is ending is when one partner expresses contempt or is overly sarcastic towards the other. A lack of empathy can be a serious indicator that a relationship is in trouble.

Other indications that a marriage is troubled is that the tone or nature of the spouses' conversations towards each other have changed. They may no longer enjoy laughing together or having in-depth conversations. Rather, these couples may tend to argue more frequently or avoid conversations entirely. Along with this tendency may come the cessation of normal greetings or ritual goodbyes. These couples are also more inclined to make important decisions without consulting the other spouse.

All of these behaviors may mark the end of a viable marriage. California couples who find themselves in a hostile or uncomfortable relationship may decide that a divorce is the best solution. When the spouses are already at odds, a contested divorce may be more likely. An experienced attorney can provide valuable assistance in ensuring that the eventual settlement agreement best meets their individual needs.

Source: HuffPost, "8 Things Couples On The Verge Of Splitting Up Do Daily", Brittany Wong, Accessed on April 29, 2018

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