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Survey finds finances to be one main cause of divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 24, 2020 | Divorce |

There are many reasons why a couple chooses to separate. But there are some common elements that can cause rifts between married couples and Illinois couples who decide to divorce are no exception. Research has shown that finances seem to be one of the major things that can wreak havoc in a relationship and socioeconomic status also plays a role in whether a couple remains together or drifts apart.

Of couples surveyed, researchers found that those who didn’t have to worry much about finances were those likely to stay together. With regard to marital satisfaction, researchers divided couples into groups of high, moderate and low. They found most fell into the high satisfaction category.

Wives in marriages in a lower socioeconomic category were found to have the least satisfaction in their marriages. However, husbands in the same category didn’t feel that way. Of course, not all couples can be pigeonholed into one box. The survey only took into consideration a small portion of couples when formulating results.

Whatever the major reasons are for divorce, many answers that can affect a client legally might be answered by an experienced Illinois divorce attorney. Once a lawyer has a firm grasp of a client’s individual situation, he or she can help a client to come up with a strategy for moving through the divorce process. A lawyer keeps track of deadlines and will accompany a client to any depositions or hearings. There are things that are necessary during a divorce and sometimes uncomfortable, but a lawyer may be able to help his or her client through them.