In California and across the country, doctors generally have a lower rate of divorce than for couples in other health care occupations. However, not all spouses are entirely understanding of the strains put on the relationship due to that occupation. Doctors who are considering the dissolution of their marriage should be aware that there are other options outside divorce litigation under the laws of their state. Instead of taking their families down the path of divorce court, they may explore mediated divorce.
Some people in California who are going through a divorce may also find themselves dealing with a divorce bully. A divorce bully is an estranged spouse who was not a bully during the marriage but becomes one during the divorce process. This can be very difficult for the other spouse who is also coping with the emotions that accompany a divorce.