5 Signs You Should Consider Getting A Divorce

5 Signs You Should Consider Getting A Divorce

Should I Get A Divorce?

It’s completely normal for a married couple to argue, and many couples end up resolving the problem and growing stronger together. However, it’s often not as simple as that.

The reality is nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce. If the following situations apply to you, then divorce could be your best option:

1) Your Spouse Is Violent

First, you are not alone. You can receive help by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224.

Abusive situations are complicated, but you should know that you have a legal right to divorce your husband or wife if they’re violent towards you.

2) Your Spouse Cheated (Or Cheats) On You

If your husband or wife has cheated on you, it might seem like the right thing to do is try to, “make things work.” It’s your right to do so but it isn’t a legal obligation on your part. Alabama code states that adultery by itself is a valid cause to end a marriage.

3) Your Spouse Has Abandoned You For Over A Year

Yes, you can file for divorce for abandonment after a year has passed. In other words, if your husband or wife leaves for a week without explanation, it won’t be considered enough for divorce by itself.

4) Your Spouse Got Addicted To Alcohol Or Hard Drugs After You Got Married

Your husband or wife led a sober life before you got married. Everything was great for a while, but now they’re continuously drunk or high on cocaine, heroin, morphine, or other hard drugs.

Your first instinct might be to try and get them help. However, if they’re rejecting help or refusing to get clean, you might need to come to the difficult decision to file for divorce.

5) You And Your Spouse Are Completely Incompatible

Maybe you’ve done your best to try and make things work. You’ve gone to couples therapy, done workshops and seminars, and tried every method possible to make your marriage happy.

Unfortunately, it’s gotten to the point where your marriage is permanently broken down. If a judge sees you and your spouse as completely incompatible, they may decide to grant you a divorce.

This blog post should not be taken as official legal advice. If you need more information about divorce, it’s best to speak with an experienced attorney like Daniel H. Chambers, Attorney at Law, PC.

Mr. Chambers is a respected attorney in the Alabama legal community who takes pride in successfully negotiating favorable settlements for his clients because he never wants his clients to spend a dime more than necessary.

Mr. Chambers is also prepared to fight for you in the courtroom. He prepares every case as if it will head to trial because he wants to be ready to make the best possible arguments on your behalf at the negotiating table and in court. Click here to get a free consultation with an experienced Birmingham, AL family lawyer

We have used Daniel Chambers for legal services on several occasions since 2007 with excellent results. He has assisted our family in each matter with a professional yet tenacious manner. He has always been upfront about possible outcomes and honest about how to appropriately deal with challenging situations. I have recommended him several times over and will continue to do so. He has been an incredible asset to have on our legal team and we have always been satisfied with the results.

Melissa Childers

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