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The Legal Minute Video Series: Causes of Divorce

The Legal Minute is your trusted video series about family law issues that may affect you or someone you know. Family Law Attorney, Alex Allman, shares his stories, experiences, tips and recent family law news through this fast-paced, entertaining animated video series.

After 15 years of counseling clients and listening to their stories, I have compiled a short list of common causes of the breakdown of marriages, which of course is not intended to be exhaustive or applicable to every marriage.

  1. Disrespect or contempt for each other’s time: for example, a stay-at-home mom who does not feel her spouse views her time as valuable as his, simply because he is paid for it.  Viewing both spouses time as equally compensable avoids these negative feelings.
  1. Not buying into the concept of marriage: the law views a married couple as a unit for many purposes, and when spouses do not buy into that concept and recognize what’s mine is yours and yours is mine, problems often arise.
  1. Inability to weather the storms together: whether it is having children, financial trouble, loss of loved ones, or major live changes, spouses need to lean on each other and when these major events occur.


Alex Allman Mr. Allman focuses his practice in the areas of family law and civil litigation. Mr. Allman has been involved in handling all aspects of domestic or family law cases, including divorce, property distribution, child custody, child support and alimony, as well as a broad range of complex commercial and civil litigation       You can connect with Offit Kurman via our BlogFacebookTwitterGoogle+YouTube, and LinkedIn pages.  You can also sign up to received Law Matters, Offit Kurman’s monthly newsletter covering a diverse selection of legal and corporate thought leadership content.