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When The Music Has Stopped Playing – Carole Topol Orland, Esq.  

April 13, 2023

How do you know when it is time to get divorced? It is undoubtedly the most life-altering decision one can make. 

In our practice, we see recurring causes and symptoms. These often include physical and emotional abuse, infidelity, illness or death of a child or parent, financial burdens, alcohol, and drugs.  

But sometimes the situation is more subtle: The Music Has Stopped Playing.  

For example, we see grey divorces in couples who have been together a long time, and who experience the proverbial “growing apart” as they age. In other cases, situations have arisen that cause couples to head down divergent paths. Sometimes it is the affliction of the physical or mental health of one or both spouses that affect intimacy. Whatever the case, the music has stopped playing. And it is time to get divorced. 

In these cases, the divorce process tends to be most amicable. There is surely sadness but often not the vitriol or contentiousness we see in cases where the causes are more profound and identifiable. The good news is that these cases never see the inside of a courtroom. The parties, with experienced and sensitive counsel, are able to work out a “friendly” parting of ways. In our firm, we have successfully navigated these cases time and time again. Most rewarding is what we often see after the divorce when our clients successfully embark uncoupled on their new journeys. 

If the music has stopped playing in your marriage, we can help you.  

Attorney Orland is a founding partner of Broder Orland Murray & DeMattie LLC, a highly acclaimed Divorce and Family Law firm in Connecticut, with offices in Westport and Greenwich.

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