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For many years, it has been
assumed by experts and others that when parents suffer through a
traumatic experience with regards to one of their children that they are
much more likely to wind up pursuing a divorce. This ‘norm’ has been
attributed to the extreme emotional struggle that’s part of any cancer
diagnosis in a child. However, a recent study appears to contradict
that general belief.
in Denmark recently conducted a massive study of more than 47,000
couples who had children and tracked their divorce rates based on
several criteria. One of those variables was the presence of a
diagnosis of cancer in a child of that family. The statistics revealed
that those parents whose child had been diagnosed with cancer were no
more likely to pursue a divorce or a separation than parents of children
who did not receive this diagnosis.
early reactions to this study, like many in this regard, are mixed.
Some differentiate between a cancer diagnosis and the death of a child,
which has long been believed to be a circumstance that leads to a much
higher probability of divorce. Others have stated that this study
merely reinforces the notion that every couple is different and every
struggle that leads to a divorce should be viewed as an individual
situation instead of being lumped in with other members of society.
general, there is no one leading cause of or precursor to a divorce.
Marriages can fail for any number of reasons and people can decide to
move on for reasons that others may not have ever considered. What is
true is that when someone faces the possibility of the end of his or her
marriage, that person needs to take immediate steps to make sure that
his or her legal rights and interests are properly protected.
If you are facing the possibility of ending your marriage, you need to seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of clients for many years. Contact the law office of James D. Scott today to schedule an initial consultation.