When Is Divorce My Best Option?

IL divorce lawyerMarriages often struggle because of a lack of communication, mutual goals, and intimacy. Financial stress, unrealistic expectations, and constant arguing are other top causes of divorce, yet sometimes these difficulties can be worked on to save the marriage before it is too late. In other circumstances, the marriage may be beyond repair. One study showed that the most common major contributors to divorce were lack of commitment, infidelity, and conflict or arguing, while the most common reasons for being the “final straw” were infidelity, domestic violence, and substance use.


Being cheated on is possibly the ultimate sign of disrespect in marriage. Illinois does not recognize “fault” in marriage, and infidelity generally has no bearing on decisions such as division of assets, child custody, or support orders. However, infidelity is the “final straw” in many marriages that were already struggling, as there is no way to trust that spouse again in the future.

Being in an Abusive Relationship or the Victim of Domestic Violence

Whether one spouse is physically, emotionally, or psychologically abusive, it is almost a certainty that the victim’s best option is to find a divorce attorney as soon as possible Reporting abuse to law enforcement for a restraining order may also be a necessary step to getting out of the abusive marriage. Common types of spousal abuse include the following:

  • Hitting, pushing, grabbing, holding down, pinching, or throwing objects at a spouse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Controlling the spouse’s finances
  • Controlling who the spouse sees or talks to
  • Yelling at, belittling, mocking, making fun of, or otherwise psychologically harming a spouse
  • Using children as a means to control a spouse
  • Controlling a spouse’s access to food, water, clothing, shelter, or any other necessity
  • False imprisonment

Substance Abuse or a Gambling Addiction

Substance abuse deaths are on the rise, partially due to easy access to and an overabundance of opioid pain medication. As a spouse of someone who is addicted to alcohol, street drugs, prescription medication, gambling, or another substance or activity, you know just how devastating the disease of addiction is. For many husbands and wives, their only option is to protect themselves and their children and to dissolve the marriage.

Reach Out to Our DuPage Divorce Attorneys Today

Divorce is a difficult decision to make. Do not go it alone. Let a dedicated DuPage County divorce attorney help guide you through this complicated and emotion-filled process. Feel free to call the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio today at 630-920-8855 to schedule a free consultation at your soonest convenience.




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