The Connection Between Our Economy And Divorce Rates

The Economy And Divorce

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     The United States Census Bureau reports a rapid decline in divorce rates between 2008 and 2009 throughout the country. This decline fits with the general trend that in tough economic times, people hold off on divorce.

Michigan:

     It is well-known that Michigan’s unemployment rate is high due to the recession. When people are unemployed, they may be so consumed with finding a job that they do not have the time or emotional energy to file for a divorce, argues Rutgers University sociologist Deborah Carr. People in this situation may decide it is best to wait to file for divorce until after they secure employment or until they are no longer searching as hard for a job.

 

     During difficult economic times, couples may not be able to afford the life that comes after a divorce. Each spouse will be responsible for the expenses of his or her own household, including rent or mortgage, utilities, furniture, and more. These expenses are largely shared when spouses live together. Andra Brosh, who runs a program that helps people cope with separation or divorce, says that financial worries cause some couples to remain married even if one spouse is having an ongoing affair. There also seems to be a rise in couples staying married so one party can continue using the other’s health insurance.

 

     As expert divorce attorney, we understand that people need to consider what life will look like after a divorce. During the divorce, issues like spousal support or child support need to be carefully considered. People who represent themselves in a divorce agreement will not have the protection that a competent lawyer can provide.

 

     Before making any decisions regarding a potential divorce, it is wise to speak with a Michigan family law attorney and consider all of your rights and options.    If you would like to have a consultation with an experienced Attorney, kindly contact The Cutler Law Firm at 248-489-8780 or complete THE CONTACT FORM and an Attorney will promptly respond to your inquiry.

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