Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner. Whether you’re a regular football fan or not, you’ll likely join in some festivities. Unfortunately, your thoughts may drift to other unpleasant matters. Things not going well in your marriage? Is it your own home team that’s destined to break up? More than likely, your divorce won’t be based on your spouse rooting for the opposition. While that might add to your feeling that you two have irreconcilable differences, there’s generally more to it. Generally speaking, many couples find it’s time to separate when you just can’t get along about anything. The advantage of filing for a no-fault divorce based on irreconcilable differences means you don’t need to play a blame game. Think about it. You and your spouse can agree on one thing. Your disagreements make it difficult to stay together. In the meantime, back to the Super Bowl. No doubt your menu will include wings and pizza and some possible beer binges. The problem? Unlimited alcohol releases inhibitions – and not necessarily in a good way. According to the World Health Organization, alcohol consumption substantially increases the risk of intimate partner violence. Unfortunately, just a few beers or glasses of wine can also escalate the severity of the conflict. For you, it might just take that one act of domestic violence to call it quits on your marriage. There’s always the chance that it’s highly coincidental that you’ve decided to wait until after the Super Bowl to file your divorce action. It’s also telling that more divorces are filed in January to bring in the new year.
Super Bowl: All About Winning?When it comes down to it, the Super Bowl is all about winning. This year, there’s tremendous controversy about bad calls in the games leading up to the big one. Think about how that could apply to a marital breakup and why it’s so important to retain an experienced family law attorney. First, consider your own home team. If you have minor children, you have special considerations. These include making arrangements as far as:
- Parenting Time
- Child Support
- College Tuition