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Study Defines Number of Money-Related Arguments and the Link to Divorce

When someone mentions a study that was done that establishes a link between money problems in a marriage and an increased likelihood for divorce, no one would likely give that study much attention. People have long known that money tends to be one of the most hot-button issues inside of any marriage and that a lack of money or financial stress in general can increase the possibility that a marriage will not work out.

However, a study performed by researchers at Utah State did shed some light on how often financially-motivated arguments between spouses can lead to a much higher potential for a divorce. The study, completed in 2009, states that when couples get to a point where they are regularly fighting about money more than one time per week, the risk for the marriage ending in a divorce almost doubles.

The comments that have been released regarding this finding tend to lean towards skepticism. Psychological professionals in particular believe that there is no way to specifically define the number of arguments that could place a marriage at risk, and that every couple is extremely difficult to measure against others because of the individuality of every situation. Nonetheless, some professionals are taking notice and beginning to work towards reducing the number of money-related arguments that occur when dealing with married couples.

San Diego Divorce Lawyers

Clearly, money has and will continue to be a serious issue with regards to almost any marriage, and failing to handle that problem can lead to more serious problems down the road. Unfortunately, not all marriages will be repaired to the point where money problems and other issues are resolved on a permanent basis.

If you have made the difficult decision to end your marriage, you need to take the proper steps to do so. You also owe it to yourself to take steps that will protect your legal rights and those of any children of the marriage. Get started by seeking the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have been fighting for fathers and husbands for many years. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.