In Orlando, the divorce rate fell 5 percent in 2008, the year of the recession, and rose 12 percent in 2010, the first year after the Great Recession. Since financial stress is one of the leading causes of divorce, it is surprising to find out that the divorce rate decreased during the worst economic times and rose when it improved.
However, according to Brad Wilcox, a sociology professor, this may make sense. He states that couples tend to pull together or “hunker down” to survive the economic crisis. The tension rises between couples during bad economic times and when the economy starts getting better, the built up tension cannot be ignored. The problem may be that couples wait too long to acknowledge the tension and seek help. Our advice? Don’t wait too long to get help. You may be able to save your marriage.
For further information regarding divorce and more please contact the Divorce Lawyer for Orange County at 714-971-8000. Call today for your free 60-minute consultation!