As Economy Declines, So Does Divorce

Divorce Lawyers in Utah – Salt Lake City, Provo

There is 1 bright, and completely unexpected, side to the recession. It appears from a recent Wall Street Journal article that the divorce rate in 2010 has been the lowest since the 1970s. Many people wrongly believed that economic woes often lead to an increase in infidelity and divorce. However, it seems the opposite is true. More couples decide to stay together through financially rocky times. One explanation may be the idea that struggling families often view divorce and an additional financial risk and obligation. After all, divorces can be expensive in terms of time, court costs, and attorney’s fees.

With all the media attention over the past year on high profile divorces such Tiger Woods, Tony Parker/Eva Longoria, and even Steve Nash, it may appear that divorces are up and more prevalent than in reality. In actuality, the fact is that divorces have been steadily decreasing since the 1970s. The 1970s are often referred to as the “divorce revolution” by many divorce and marriage counselors. Also interesting, and perhaps related is the fact that people are also waiting longer to get married and the fact that infidelity in marriage is lower than it has been in recent years, especially among men.

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While divorces are slightly down in the past year, still many couples choose to take the road to divorce and need help in doing so. At Salcido Law Firm, our team of highly qualified divorce and family law attorneys in Utah can represent you through the difficult process ahead. Whether you choose to hire zealous advocates as your attorneys or to amicably resolve the divorce through our mediation services, we can help you navigate these rough waters. Call us now for a no hassle free consultation at 801.618.1331.

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