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Why women are more likely to initiate divorce than men

On Behalf of | Sep 15, 2020 | Divorce

In recent years, women have started initiating divorce more frequently than men. In fact, studies have shown that nearly 70% of divorces are initiated by women. Decades ago, women were largely reliant on their husbands; women now have more freedom than ever, which makes it much easier for them to walk away from marriages that aren’t working out.

One of the main reasons women file for divorce is that they feel that the marriage is holding them back. While many women have full-time careers, studies have shown that the burden of housework still falls on wives. Some men have even reported feeling threatened if their wives make more money than they do. Many women feel that there’s no reason to stay married if they’re making their own money and doing most of the housework on top of it.

Another reason that women are more likely to seek divorce is that they feel less pressure to put up with abuse, cheating or other bad behavior. Past generations faced pressure from friends, family members and society as a whole to stay with their abusive or neglectful husbands. For many women, financial freedom was impossible. But in today’s society, many women have the means to live by themselves and divorce their partner if the marriage is harmful to them or their children.

An individual filing for divorce might find it beneficial to hire a lawyer at the beginning of the process. The lawyer may help them divide up properties, investments and financial assets. They might also help resolve issues like child custody and visitation by negotiating the best possible outcome for their client. Additionally, they may be able to negotiate spousal support if one spouse is financially dependent on the other.

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