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Should you get a divorce because of financial difficulties?

On Behalf of | Jun 23, 2024 | Divorce

Financial difficulties are often silent killers of marriages. Money is often a topic of discussion and argument in any marriage. 

Because of the financial issues in your marriage, you may be considering divorce. You may be wondering if that is the right choice. Here are a few situations that could cause you to get a divorce:

Your spouse is not willing to find a job

It is very hard for a lot of people to find employment at this time, however, there are still jobs available to many people. If your spouse is unemployed, it can create some hardships for your household. Yet, if they are determined or unmotivated to find a job, then it can create long-term damage to your financial situation and marriage.

Your spouse has a lot of debt

High interest debt can cause a lot of issues. You and your spouse may be spending a lot of your finances each month trying to pay off your spouse’s debts. However, your spouse could be making things worse by taking on more debt when older debts are still unpaid. This can cause a lot of stress for you.

Your spouse has a shopping addiction

Your spouse may enjoy buying lots of things. Maybe it’s for a hobby or collection. But, it could also be an addiction. Your spouse’s shopping addiction could create financial insecurity in your relationship.

Your spouse is making unsafe investments 

You and your spouse have likely built up a large savings account in the past several years. This savings account could be beneficial for a rainy day. However, your spouse may have other plans for this savings account. They may want to use the money to invest in something you are not sure is safe. 

You can reach out for legal guidance to discuss how to protect your assets and interests in a divorce.