It is no surprise to learn that arguments about money may lead to divorce. Recent research not only affirms the idea, but digs a little deeper into why it might be.
In recent years, job loss and related tensions have disrupted the peace of many marriages. But a Kansas State University study indicates financial troubles are not solely responsible for marital discord:
An earlier study found couples who argue about money are about 30 percent more likely to divorce than couples who argue less frequently.
Many people have hard-held attitudes about money and the lack of it. When relationship satisfaction dips low enough for a couple to seek divorce, the acrimony can spill over into divorce proceedings. Long-term marital dissatisfaction often leads to entrenched arguments about division of assets, debt and property.
Couples who retain their wealth during divorce are better off than those who exhaust their savings on legal proceedings. Talk to an experienced family law attorney in Jacksonville to help you maintain financial stability during divorce and after.
Florida family law attorney Shane Herbert also contributed to this blog post.