The decline in the nation’s economy has led many people across the country to re-evaluate their lifestyles. Whether the current financial situation has affected you drastically or just on a minor level, one thing can be said for both: money is a driving force behind many actions we take in life. The recent deterioration in the economy has caused stress in marriages across the country. The problem now facing unhappy spouses is the fact they cannot afford a divorce at the moment.
While some people just cannot afford to get a divorce, citing lawyer costs and accountant fees, many analysts and attorneys expect divorces to resume at their previous pace as the economy improves. While money problems may be keeping unhappy couples together, it still remains one of the main causes of dissolutions. A recent article from TheStreet.com titled “When Fights over Money Ruin Marriages” listed seven common financial issues that may lead to divorce and highlighted subjects that often spark controversy between couples. Some of the issues are as follows:
GW&H previously cited a 2009 study by Utah State University titled “Bank on It: Thrifty Couples are the Happiest”