An unfortunate reality is that many California marriages will eventually end in divorce. A recent survey indicates that there are some common reasons why couples decide to go their separate ways. Most of those reasons have to do with a lack of emotional intimacy or support by one or both of the partners. Nearly half of all participants claimed their marriage lacked love and intimacy. Some stated they no longer had feelings for their spouse or felt that their partner was no longer romantically interested. Almost as many claimed a lack of communication led to their marital woes. Since poor communication is an underlying factor in many divorces, this one was actually no surprise. Still others felt that their spouse did not show respect or sympathize with them. Some claimed that there had been a serious breach of trust and that their partner had failed to restore it through his or her own actions. The final reason given was that couples simply grew apart. Some husbands and wives felt that after many years of marriage, they had become different people and no longer shared the same goals and visions they had when they first tied the knot. This left them unsatisfied and wanting to end the marriage. Many times, these factors lead to irreparable damage that makes it impossible to save a marriage. Accordingly, individuals might choose to seek divorce with the help of an experienced family law attorney. An attorney may help protect a client’s rights regarding property settlement, child custody, parenting time and other matters to make the process as easy as possible. An attorney may represent a divorcing spouse during negotiations or if the case goes to litigation.