Any divorce has the potential to be filled with uncertainty and acrimony for the two soon-to-be ex-spouses involved. Sometimes, however, the divorce process can be harder on one spouse over the other, depending on the facts of the case.
In fact, a recent news article suggested that divorce laws in general in America put women at a disadvantage in divorce cases right from the start. Why? Well, according to the recent news article, it is primarily the financial impact of a divorce that leads to hardship for women in particular in these types of cases.
The financial impact of divorce
There is no doubt that expenses can add up quickly in some divorce cases. Usually, the difference between costly divorce cases and cheaper ones is the level of disagreement that occurs between the divorcing spouses – and how firmly entrenched each spouse is in their view of how the legal issues in the divorce case should be decided. And then there is the issue of identifying assets that should be subject to property division. Sometimes, one spouse or the other has been saving up funds in secret to prepare for the divorce process and the aftermath of post-divorce life. Other times, one of the spouses may claim that certain assets should be considered separate property.
As the recent news article mentioned, women initiate the majority of divorce cases in America – about 70% of these cases, in fact. When facing the prospect of a divorce case in Florida, the real lesson is this: be prepared, emotionally and financially, for the impact that the process will likely have on your life.