It used to be that men almost always automatically earned more money than their wives. This left wives in the situation of fighting for some sort of a fair divorce settlement. However, as the times have changed and women have started to earn more, many now have a higher net worth than their husbands. This means it could be the men looking for alimony from their ex-wives in the case of divorce.
It is approaching mid-March, which means springtime is right around the corner. For many married couples in Missouri, especially those who were having issues throughout the holidays, some will look at the start of spring as a time of renewal and starting over. Historically, this time of year sees an increase in the number of divorce filings.
When a couple has been married for 20, 30 or even 40 years of marriage, it often comes as a shock when they announce their decision to divorce. Just what could have caused a divorce after such a long marriage? Had the decision been in the works for years? Is this the result of a mid-life crisis?
A recent study is sure to shock quite a few readers. It turns out that in those marriages where housework duties are split between a husband and a wife, those couples have a 50 percent greater chance of divorce than those couples where the wife is the one doing most of the chores.
There are many deal breakers when it comes to marriage. This is why many family law attorneys, who have seen many divorces emerge from one spouse wanting a child and the other not wanting a child, say it's important to have these discussions before walking down the aisle. This way everyone is on the same page and there are no surprises.
Stress and marital fighting caused by money problems and substance abuse are enough of a reason for any Missouri resident to want to get a divorce. Of course, these issues and stressors are ones that could affect anyone. And while it isn't to say all low-income families are arguing over money or dealing with issues related to substance abuse, statistically, these are issues that tend to affect those in the low-income brackets more than those in the high-income brackets.
Thanks to readily available and easily concealable spy gadgets, more and more divorce cases are starting to involve the use of some kind of electronic spying devices in an attempt to gather evidence. However, even though some spouses may believe that spying to gather evidence in a divorce or child custody case is the way to go, attorneys are cautioning about crossing the line due to emotions.