Are you considering divorce? It is estimated that almost one million couples end their marriages each year. Divorce occurs for a variety of reasons, and some may surprise you. Here is a list of the top 18 reasons for divorce in California from the San Francisco divorce attorneys at The Law Offices of Paul H. Nathan.

  • Adultery
  • Financial stress, including unemployment, overspending, debt 
  • Disagreements on how to spend or manage money
  • Different expectations about household tasks
  • Communication problems
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Verbal, emotional, or mental abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Fertility problems
  • Disagreements about child rearing 
  • Sexual incompatibilities
  • Cultural, ethnic, or religious differences
  • Boredom
  • Unfulfilled dreams and expectations
  • Abandonment
  • Mental illness

Why are you getting divorced? Divorces in California are granted based on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. The details of the differences don’t matter. Since California is a no-fault state, either spouse has the right to end a marriage, even if the partner disagrees.

Whatever your reason, don’t go into a divorce unprepared. San Francisco divorce lawyer Paul Nathan has written a book to help women plan for divorce. Order your copy of What Every Woman in California Should Know About Divorce by clicking on the link in the sidebar.

The women-only divorce attorneys at The Law Offices of Paul H. Nathan are committed to helping women find a fresh start through the California divorce process. To schedule an appointment, call 415-341-1144.

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