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Divorce has become a common practice in today’s modern world. That is because in our modernizing world there are so many more stress factors than in the past, technology, money and the workload of our daily jobs being the main elements. Then there are the daily stressors like children. The main problem that arises out of all these stressors is that people can’t organise or prioritise. It leads to conflict between spouses that usually end in divorce.

One of the main reasons for divorce is bankruptcy. This can be caused by unemployment, destructive spending habits and medical expenses. Livings in big cities where temptations surround people also have a big impact on these issues.  Cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston being the four biggest cities in America thus incorporates the essence of spending, bankruptcy and divorce. It is then no surprise that there are over 253 law firms in the Houston area alone. In the surrounding environment there thus also people like a Galena Park divorce lawyer, Hunters Creek Village divorce lawyer and Jersey Village divorce lawyer. Lawyers are classified according to the area they occupy because it is such a massive place with Houston alone having a population of more than 2.1 million people.

There is also then the problem that divorce can cause bankruptcy because of legal fees, child custody battles, marital assets being taken away and child support. It seems that these two problems, divorce and bankruptcy, go hand in hand. The strain that bankruptcy can have on a marriage and vice versa is what causes divorce. Divorce can be messy and causes emotional stress that can leak over into other aspects of your life. It is estimated that in America 50% of all first marriages will end in divorce and 60% of second marriages will also end in divorce.

This harsh reality forces us to open our eyes and consider whether marriage is worth all these problems. Divorce causes irreparable psychological and emotional damage to both parties and yet most young adults are in favour of marriage. The obvious reason for this is the person’s religious beliefs that imply that one person is not whole without another and needs someone they can love and treasure and still be cherished themselves. Reality is a slap in the face when we realise that marriage is hard work and commitment with temptations beating at our doors.

This is probably why you have so many divorce lawyers [like the mentioned Galena Park divorce lawyer, Hunters Creek Village divorce lawyer and Jersey Village divorce lawyer]. As a nation that prides itself on unity, we destroy each other at home. Domestic violence is such a common occurrence that no one bats an eyelash when they hear of a woman or child abused at home. Like the communist leader Stalin once said: “one death is a tragedy, a million a statistic”. We can use this comparison as we have grown indifferent to each other’s pain. The emotional trauma of divorce is no longer horrific but rather a rite of passage into the cruel world we call adulthood.

The indifference we show to other people’s pain is an indication of how far we as a nation have regressed and the high rate of divorce shows our obvious commitment problems that may also hint at deeper psychological issues. Though many divorces have ended what was once an unhappy marriage, a lot of people comment that they wished they had worked harder at making their marriage a success so that they would have had to go through the agony that the custody battles and legal fees caused.


Michael Busby Jr. is a Divorce, Family Law, & Houston Divorce Lawyer,  who practices in Harris County Texas and the counties that surround Harris County, Texas. He has been in practice for over 11 years and has tried over 100 cases.  He is familiar with the policy and procedures of the Harris County Texas Divorce Courts.   Our office is open until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for working folks.


Michael Busby Jr.

2909 Hillcroft Suite 350

Houston, Texas 77057

(713) 974-1151

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