The wife of the former "Today" show co-host, Matt Lauer, is expected to file for a dissolution in the near future. The disgraced former television personality was terminated from his position late last year after being accused of inappropriate behavior with female co-workers. Viewers from across the country, including California, may have been surprised by the allegations lodged against Lauer, though his wife purportedly filed for divorce several years ago based on accusations of cruel treatment.
Before a couple agrees to marry, there are likely many decisions that were discussed and resolved. In spite of the best planning, not every future event can be predicted or planned for. It is these unexpected issues that can lead a once-healthy relationship down the road to divorce. One risk factor may surprise California residents as this state is known for its forward thinking in most matters.
Couples who have been involved in previous relationships or have spent some time in their current marriage may come to the realization that there are no new issues to fight over. Instead, it is often some variation of the same conflict that keeps cropping up. No matter how much effort either party puts in, California residents may find that these conflicts eventually lead to a divorce.
Those who rise to prominence in the public sector often live under the spotlight of public scrutiny. While a divorce filing in the life of an ordinary California resident will not typically make news, these decisions become news when it involves well-known politicians or celebrities. Recently, the media announced that the third wife of former mayor, Rudy Guiliani, has filed for a divorce after 15 years.
The end of a marriage is often an equally draining and rewarding experience. After the dust has settled, however, interactions between former spouses often do not end, especially when there are children or other situations that require continued contact. California residents who have endured the divorce process may often rely on their settlement agreement to resolve future disputes.
Couples who wish to document their wedding day typically turn to professional photographers. Because these professionals often spend significant time with the engaged couple, they tend to notice cues that a relationship may not be destined for 'happily ever after.' California residents who are planning to initiate a divorce of their own might possibly recognize one of these warning signs.
Depending on the couple and their social inclinations, the decision to marry may have been shouted from the rooftops or shared in a more intimate fashion. When it comes time to inform friends and family that the relationship will be ending in a divorce, it may take some time to determine how to do so. There are tips that might be useful to California residents who may be contemplating who to tell and how.
According to statistics, the beginning of a new year and the end of summer are the peak times for couples to take steps to end a contentious marriage. There may be many factors leading up to the decision to seek a divorce, but difficult holiday celebrations and vacations that ended poorly may be the final impetus many couples need to end an unsustainable relationship. There are likely countless California spouses who are contemplating taking this step themselves who may benefit from several suggestions to make the ordeal less taxing.
Over the past 20 years, the numbers of couples who are splitting up after decades of marriage has risen. While each older couple have their own reasons for seeking a divorce after years of marriage, there are both challenges and benefits when getting a so-called "gray divorce." There are likely many California residents who may be contemplating this step who have questions about both the process and the aftermath.
There are never any guarantees in life, especially when it involves personal relationships such as marriage. While few hope that a particular marriage will end in a divorce, the reality is that a significant percentage of relationships do. Unfortunately, one recent California divorce and ensuing custody dispute took a dangerous turn.