From one side of the United States to the next, the economic downturn affected people on many different levels. From unemployment to a slumping housing market, the impact was great.
Ohio, along with every other state, was hit hard by the recession. Fortunately, things are beginning to look up. With the economy recovering, a growing number of people are beginning to look into divorce.
A research study set to be published in Population Research and Policy Reviews shows that fewer couples were divorcing during the recession. There is a good chance that this was the case because they were unable to afford to go through the divorce process.
When you look at the nation as a whole, the divorce rate among married couples began to creep higher during 2010 and 2011. This may be in direct relation to the time when the economy started to pick back up.
The cost of filing for divorce varies from one state to the next, and for many couples can quickly top $10,000. During tough economic times, paying for a divorce was not something that many people were able to do.
It is good that the economy is recovering, leading to better lives for people throughout the country. Conversely, this is also pushing the divorce rate higher.
Anybody who held back on a divorce during the economic downturn may want to consider this now that they are back on stable ground. Getting started can be as simple as consulting with a family law attorney who has experience in this area of the law.
Source: 23ABC, "Study shows divorce cases are up as economy recovers" Carlos Correa, Feb. 05, 2014