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Employment status may correlate with possibility of divorce litigation

Many California residents likely hate thinking about their finances. Because money often lies at the root of a marital conflict, it is no surprise that many marriages end up facing divorce litigation due to financial issues. However, it may surprise some individuals to know that a husband's employment status could have a greater effect on the possibility of divorce. 

A recent study indicated that, when a husband is unemployed, his marriage is statistically more likely to fail. The study went on to report that it is not simply a lack of a job that promotes this increase, as having been fired or laid off plays a significant role. Individuals who have suffered job loss and have gone unemployed for some time face an approximate 30 percent increased risk of divorce. 

The study utilized information spanning back to the 1970s and included over 6,300 couples. Marriages that occurred after 1975 indicated the husband's employment status had an effect on the divorce risk. However, the wife's employment status apparently did not yield similar correlations. As a result, some parties may assume that the societal expectation that men should bring in the household income continues to have an impact.

If individuals are on the brink of divorce, many different factors could play into their situation. Whatever the reason may be, California residents may find themselves wanting to gain more information on divorce litigation and the potential proceedings they may face. Therefore, interested parties may wish to consult with experienced attorneys who could provide useful information. 

Source: cheatsheet.com, "Divorce: A Harvard Study Says This Can Crush Your Marriage", Sam Becker, March 24, 2017

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