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Warning Signs Of Divorce


While some divorce cases blindside a spouse, in most cases there are signs that a divorce is impending for a couple. Identifying the warning signs of a divorce gives a couple the opportunity to either address their issues and attempt to fix it or prepare accordingly for a divorce. At the law office of Blair H. Chan, III in Tampa Bay our dedicated team of legal professionals are prepared to assist with your Florida divorce case. To learn more, call or contact our office today.

Feeling Like You are Walking on Eggshells 

One of the first signs of divorce is when a spouse feels like they are constantly walking on eggshells in order to avoid an argument. Constantly feeling on edge or like anything might start a fight is a sign that divorce may be imminent between a couple. 

Contempt in Arguments 

If there is true contempt in arguments between spouses it could mean that a divorce is forthcoming. Contempt is different than anger or frustration and is a true devaluing or disrespect of the other spouse in the argument. If one spouse does not respect the other the marriage may be ending soon. 

A Lack of Communication 

Another sign of impending divorce is a lack of communication between spouses. If a spouse believes that communicating is pointless or unproductive with their spouse a divorce may be imminent. This could be because they believe that communication only leads to arguments, hurt feelings, or defensive behavior. If spouses cannot communicate, a marriage is difficult to maintain. 

A Lack of Intimacy or Infidelity 

A lack of intimacy between spouses can be another sign of potential divorce. While bodies change over time, physical intimacy may become less frequent; however, when intimacy ends altogether between spouses that may be a sign of a larger problem. This is particularly true if one or both spouses is engaging in infidelity with others outside of the marriage. 

Prioritizing Other Relationships 

Prioritizing other relationships over that with a spouse is another sign of divorce. This may be relationships with friends, other family members, coworkers, or people on social media. This in turn may lead to emotional affairs, which can be just as detrimental to a marriage as physical infidelity.

Planning an Exit 

The last sign of potential divorce is when a spouse finds themselves planning their exit from the marriage. If someone is actively thinking about how to end their marriage, set up a new life, living with someone else, and filing for divorce it is time to speak with an attorney. This is particularly true if a spouse has taken active steps in this plan, such as setting up a separate bank account or moved out of the house. 

Call or Contact Our Office Today 

Are you noticing the signs of divorce in your marriage? If so, it may be time to speak with an experienced Florida divorce attorney about your case. Call the office or contact us at the law office of Blair H. Chan, III today with one of our knowledgeable Tampa divorce attorneys to schedule a consultation.

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