After a divorce, it’s natural to analyze every detail to find the key — the thing that made it all unravel. It’s human nature to want to know why a relationship failed, especially marriage. Even if you don’t think so, money may have played a significant role in the dissolution of your marriage. Here’s how money problems can cause strain on even the closest couples.
Money Causes Problems for Many
According to CNBC, money and opposing views on its management puts a lot of stress on the relationship.
- 34% of people report that money is the biggest concern causing problems in their relationship. Only 25% report that annoying habits were the cause of their issues.
- 47% of individuals report that they are either a spender or a saver and their partner is the opposite.
- 6% of individuals report that they keep a credit card, bank account, or other financial account hidden from their partner.
- One in five individuals reports that they have spent over $500 and have kept it a secret from their partner.
With nearly half of couples reporting differing views on money and a third reporting that money is the most significant problem in their relationship, there’s a chance that money was at least partially the culprit for your own divorce.
What to Do When Money Ruins Your Marriage
If money comes between you and your spouse and a divorce is imminent, make sure that money won’t also affect your divorce proceedings. Disagreements about how property will be divided or how children will be financially supported can cause a divorce to drag out and can cause both parties additional stress.
The most important asset you can have on your side when going through a divorce, especially where money is a primary concern, is a seasoned divorce lawyer. Attorney Mindi Lasley, P.A. has worked with many couples who experienced a wide variety of marital issues that brought them to divorce, including serious money problems and disagreements within the marriage about how money is handled.
Attorney Lasley can help you move through the process of divorce as quickly and as smoothly as possible. Look toward the next chapter of your life and begin living it. Call for a consultation today at (813) 873-9047.