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Legal help a necessity when marital problems lead to divorce

Most Pennsylvania couples enter their marriages believing they will truly last a lifetime. Divorce is often not a blip on their radars in the beginning. However, marriage is challenging and unless steps are taken to guard against them, problems could develop at some point down the road. When they do and both parties cannot seem to work through them, divorce may be the best choice.

Problems in a marriage can begin with any number of things. The mind most often goes to physical intimacy issues in the bedroom, but those concerns are usually triggered by deeper matters. When partners are not spending quality time together, the solid relationship that may have existed at the beginning may begin to crumble. Emotional distance begins to grow, often bringing feelings of loneliness and disillusionment.

More damaging to a marriage can be regular cases of verbal or mental abuse by either partner. Feeding notions of resentment and disdain can lead to impenetrable lines of communication. When one or both parties are not willing to open up and listen to each other to face the difficulties in their relationship, the decision to end the marriage may be close at hand.

The institution of marriage was originally meant to be a sacred commitment between two people who wanted to spend their lives as one. Many partners do stay together through thick and thin, but that's not always the best solution. Those contemplating a dissolution of marriage will want to find an attorney who has a comprehensive knowledge of applicable divorce laws and local court procedures in Pennsylvania.

Source: theguardian.com, "7 ways to tell if you're heading for divorce", Krystal Woodbridge, Nov. 26, 2016

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