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Lack of money and compassion can lead to divorce

On Behalf of | Apr 16, 2018 | Divorce, Firm News |

Arguing over household chores is a common pastime experienced by couples in Florida and everywhere else. According to research, money and communication may be the two factors that determine whether such squabbles result in a couple ending their relationship. The link between spending money on household chores and the success of a relationship was explored by a study conducted by Harvard Business School.

By outsourcing tasks such as cleaning the house or doing laundry, people had more time to spend with their families. They also had lower levels of stress because they weren’t trying to clean something while also dealing with a child or being late for work. A 2017 study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that couples who spent $100 to $200 on such services were happier. Of course, for some couples, hiring help isn’t an affordable option.

For people who can’t spend money on hired help, communication can help ease tensions around the issue of keeping the house clean. Ideally, couples will create strategies to ensure that the housework is split as equally as possible. Parents can also get their kids to help out as well. If conflicts do arise, having good communication skills can help a person fight in a manner that is going to eventually lead to a fair outcome.

Regardless of what leads to the end of a marriage, there may be many issues to resolve related to property division and child custody. An attorney may be able to review a case and develop strategies to help a person obtain a favorable divorce settlement. The divorce can be settled through mediation or other collaborative means outside of court. This may result in an amicable and timely settlement.