Finances are something many unhappily married couples consider before making
the drastic step to end their marriage. Sometimes completely miserable
couples stay together solely because it would not be a safe or smart move
financially to end the marriage.
In Florida, many couples who have been hit hard by the unemployment and
foreclosure crisis are choosing to stay in unhappy marriages out of fear
they will not have the financial security they need for independent life.
Furthermore, because Florida is an
equitable distribution state, martial property, including marital debt, will be divided between
the spouses. If one or both people in the marriage has accumulated debt,
they may hesitate to file for divorce out of concern over how that debt
will be dealt with. Another reason a couple may choose not to divorce
during a recession is because they would not be able to afford
child support payments.
Experiencing Hard Times?
No one should be forced to stay in an unhappy, loveless marriage for any
reason. If you would like to file for divorce but are concerned about
how the divorce will affect you financially, you should know there other
options available to you. You could separate from your spouse (but not
actually file for divorce), you could attend some type of financial counseling,
you could file for bankruptcy, or if you are upside down on your mortgage
and you'd rather just get out of your house so you can freely move
on with your life you could do a short sale of your home. The point is,
you do have options available to you so you are not trapped in a marriage
you don't want to be in. At Hutchinson Law, an experienced
Jacksonville divorce attorney would be happy to discuss all of your options and help you determine the
best solution for your particular situation.
Contact Hutchinson Law today!