“Marriage is the sole reason for divorce.” Groucho Marx. I read that recently in a Forbes Magazine article. As I chuckled to myself, I realized there are several trends happening in divorce and marriages these days. Couples are living together unmarried longer, couples are getting prenups, couples are getting counseling during the premarriage years, and couples are making sure the spouse they are choosing is going to last. With common law marriage wiped away from Alabama and other states completely, it can be safer to live and co-habit with your intended spouse before hand. I have seen that most divorce couples that are younger keep their finances separate. In recent years separate finances have made for securing each other financial future. This certainly would be the better scenario in a divorce situation since separate assets, funds and debts make it easier to split at the end.Getting married is a very serious commitment and getting divorce is not easy. Most of my clients cannot believe that their spouse would betray them to the extent that they do in a divorce case. They felt that because they were experiencing a difficult situation in their marriage that it would be confidential. If the divorce is contentious, you can expect to see your spouse betray you. There is a thin line between love and hate and divorce can cause many folks to cross it.There is the other side of the coin, where a couple decides to end their marriage in a negotiated amicable way.