DIVORCE: I want to be single again!

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire – West Palm Beach, Florida

There are two primary reasons why marriages fail.  Sex or money or both.  In today’s troubled economy, both are cause for marital trauma.  This article is about the psychology of divorce and its legal implications; obviously both are very much intertwined.

It’s no secret that relationships are stressed.  With couples of all income levels having money problems, from Wall Street to Main Street, there is much to argue about.  And when the relationship is stressed, oftentimes spouses look outside the marriage for comfort.  In divorce cases, where a paramour is involved, this brings forth a whole host of legal issues including:

 1.  detriment to the children 

 2.  dissipation of marital assets 

 3.  jealousy and vindictiveness, and the desire to “get even”.

This causes more acrimony and less chance for an amicable legal settlement.

With retirement accounts dwindling by the minute, investment income faltering, taxes and daily living expenses on the rise, home prices at bargain basement values with huge mortgages, and still not selling, couples are concerned about how they are going to make it through.  Many jump ship before it sinks.  The big point here is that in certain cases, THAT IS JUSTIFIABLE. 

For example, if a spouse is a bad money manager and argues every step of the way, you ask yourself, WHO NEEDS IT?   Or in the case of a shopaholic, who “just can’t help it”, in today’s times, who needs to support that?   Especially if the love has died.  Or the sex.  How many of you out there in cyberland have not had sex with your spouse in years?  I see this often in my practice and it is more common that you might think.

Divorce is never a pleasant experience even under the best of circumstances.  But in today’s economy, it might be better to be single again.  Only you can decide that for yourself.  For more information go to the Robin Roshkind, P.A. web site at www.familylawwpb.com or call for a consultation with one of our attorneys at 561-835-9091.


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