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Fights Over Money Predict Ft. Lauderdale Divorce Rates

Residents of Broward cities such as Hollywood, Weston, Davie and Plantation may find themselves having disagreements with their spouse over marital finances. With unemployment at an all time high and a depressed real estate market, finance related tension is causing couples to speak to and retain a Fort Lauderdale divorce attorney.

The New York Times is reporting that finance related tension between married couples raises the risk of divorce. A recent study from Utah State University found that couples who disagree about finances one time per week were over 30 percent more likely to get divorced than couples who reported disagreeing about finances a few times a month.

2800 couples were asked, separately, about how often they had a disagreement with their spouse over chores, in-laws, spending time together, sex and money. Several years later, these couples were contacted again and asked if they were still married. Out of all of the items that couples fight over, money disputes were most indicative of a divorce. While wives believed that disputes over finances and sex were good predictors of divorce, they believed that finance disputes were much stronger predictors. For husbands, they believed that financial disagreements were the highest indicator of whether they would get divorced.

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