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Looking for signs of an impending divorce

Among the noteworthy celebrations that mark important events in life are wedding days. For many couples, it's a day of shared love, romance, pageantry and poetry. But let's face it: quite a few of those couples entering matrimony are going to one day experience divorce.

Wedding planners see every kind of couple preparing for the big day. Some of those couples -- and some of their families and friends -- display signs indicating that the marriage will at some point come undone. So what are those signs?

A recent Huffington Post column contains a list of the top ten signs wedding planners can spot that indicate a marriage will not last. Among those signs are the following:

  • The presence of a Bridezilla or Groomzilla: "I’ve seen brides call their fiancés despicable, expletive-filled names. You name it, I’ve heard it," said a New Jersey wedding planner. She added that it's "probably not a good idea to get married" when a spouse-to-be is verbally abusive, disrespectful and filled with disdain for the person they're about to be hitched to.
  • "Good ol' what's his name": It's a bad sign when the maid of honor doesn't even mention the groom in her wedding toast. It's just as bad when the best man doesn't mention the bride. It's also a bad sign when the groom or bride is mentioned in sarcastic or passive-aggressive terms and tones.
  • More interested in pomp than relationship: Wedding planners love big, fancy and expensive weddings, of course. But when they see a couple focused on the details of the event and not-so-interested in the relationship that made the event possible, it's a big hint that thing might one day go off the rails.
  • Wasted at the wedding: "We love seeing our couples party and have a great time with their friends and family. But no one is having fun if the bride is asleep at the head table," said one wedding planner. Get smashed on the big day might be a sign that more than just nerves are in play for the bride or groom.

No one gets married thinking they will soon be divorced. But not all unions are meant to last. An experienced family law attorney can help you sort through the legal options available and protect your rights and interests at every step of the divorce process.

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