Enduring congested traffic and traveling long distances are realities for many Texas workers. And a unique new study has revealed that long commutes and frequent business trips may be driving some couples to separation and divorce. Researchers speculate that prolonged separation caused by a demanding work schedule and long commute times may increase your risk of divorce by as much as forty percent. Sources assert that this statistic does not mean that couples should rush to leave their jobs or find a new employer. In many cases, there are underlying factors that cause the partners to split. For couples who are experiencing troubles in their relationship, however, the long hours spent apart from one another can act as a catalyst for separation.
Family law cases create the necessity for crucial, life-altering decisions to be made regarding the future of innocent children. Those decisions are often left to outside professionals when, for example, a couple cannot come to a child custody agreement and the court requires that a professional determine the suitability of each parent in a case involving domestic violence.