Study shows some couples can afford divorce, couldn’t before
Despite the fact that many couples are interested in getting a divorce, there is one thing holding them back: money. This holds true for our Maryland readers, as well as those in other parts of the country.
The divorce process can be expensive, even if both parties are playing nice and doing whatever they can to move things along in the right direction.
According to a recent study to be published by the Population Research and Policy Review, divorce rates are beginning to climb because couples are finally in a position to afford the costs of this process, due to the economic comeback.
The study shows that divorce rates dipped after the economy took a nosedive in 2007. At that time, many believed that this was due to the fact that couples were pulling together in a time of crisis.
Now, however, the report shows that this drop may have had more to do with the fact that people were not able to afford the cost of divorce. The sociologist in charge of the research noted that between 2008 and 2011, there were 150,000 divorces that would have happened during that time frame had it not been for the economy.
Some people opted against a divorce when the economy was struggling, but now have the money. Hopefully, there are also some who were able to work things out and are sticking together for the long haul.
Anybody who has decided to file for divorce now that they have the money can consult with a family law attorney for personalized assistance.
Source: The Huffington Post, "New Study Says Divorce Rates Will Increase As Economy Recovers" Taryn Hillin, Jan. 28, 2014