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New study looks at link between employment status and divorce

When an Illinois couple sees their marriage come to an end, many factors can contribute to the decision to split. A study that appeared in the American Sociological Review shared insights gained after a Harvard sociology professor analyzed data about approximately 6,300 couples collected over 46 years. When looking at the employment status of married partners, a different picture emerged for men and women.

You'll need help getting a military divorce in Illinois

Ending a marriage is a difficult thing to do. When it's a military marriage, it can be much more complex. If your spouse is on active duty, your divorce could be delayed for months. Then there's the issue of retirement accounts. Unlike employer retirement funds, which could be subject to division, military pension benefits can only be divided in cases where the marriage lasted at least ten years. There are a lot of rules and expectations involved with a military divorce, which is why it is in your best interest to work with a divorce and family law attorney experienced in Illinois military divorces.

Should a bankruptcy come before divorce?

Money problems commonly lead to marital discord and then to divorce. For potential divorcees who are swimming in debt, questions may arise as to whether they should file for bankruptcy prior to divorce. After all, they probably know that the divorce could involve prickly arguments over who was responsible for particular debts, and how to divide it. At the same time, a bankruptcy could eliminate troublesome debt with one fatal swoop.

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