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Divorce Less Common for Lower Income Families

Divorce Less Common For Lower Income FamiliesIf you are considering divorce in Kane County, your best bet is to seek the counsel of a qualified attorney from Van A. Larson, P.C. We believe that all family law cases have reasonable solutions if sought, and we fight tirelessly to deliver the best possible results for our clients. Despite the high divorce rate in the U.S.’approximately half of all marriages end in divorce’some people consider divorce an option only for the wealthy. According to US News and World Report, ‘job insecurity and uncertainty about the future may be a key part of what’s keeping many working-class Americans from getting or staying married. A new study from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that there’s a class divide when it comes to divorce.

The class divide when it comes to the prominence of divorce could have as much to do with nuptials as it does dissolution. Marriage is often out of reach for the lower class’which could be why divorce rates are lower for low-income families. The study, headed by Professor Andrew Cherlin, who teachers sociology and public policy, said that in general ‘working-class men and women pointed to job insecurity, low wages, and a lack of resources as deterrents to walking down the aisle. In general, poor people had a hard time imagining that they’d ever be able to fulfill the commitment to providing for someone else.

Sarah Corse, another researcher in the study, said that it’s important to consider ‘how income inequality affects other types of inequalities. It’s harder to choose to get married, or to sustain a marriage, if you lack resources that many educated, middle-class people have.’

One choice for lower-income couples seeking divorce could be a collaborative divorce. According to a different US News and World Report article, a collaborative divorce”a process in which a team of professionals’ work together to help a couple end their marriage as peacefully as possible”can save the couple thousands of dollars. It may not make the overall process easier, but a collaborative divorce does make it cheaper.

Whatever type of divorce you are considering, don’t go through it alone. Contact the Law Offices of Van A. Larson today.

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