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With the U.S. economy in a finally-declared recession (more informally known as "tanking"), many married couples who want to get divorced are finding that they cannot afford to split up. Even couples who are happy together are having difficulty paying bills, covering the mortgage, keeping their jobs and running a household; spouses who want to divorce are realizing that they may have to stay together just to survive financially.
Can't Afford Two Households
These days, thousands of Americans cannot sell their houses for enough to pay off their mortgage (and often, additional home-equity debt), and tougher mortgage standards plus income cut-backs are making it impossible to consider supporting two households.
Divorce rates are dropping. A few suggestions for couples who are thinking about getting a divorce in these troubled times are as follows:
(Source: The Wall Street Journal)
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