Money troubles result in more marital discord than just about anything else in Pennsylvania and around the country. However, the national divorce rate has been falling during the recent recession.
Getting a divorce can be costly, even when you opt for a simple divorce process. That cost is deterrent enough to keep some couples from filing for a divorce, choosing instead to remain legally married -- even when they are no longer committed to the marriage and may not even be living together. Pittsburgh divorce lawyers note there is a strong link between the performance of the economy and divorce rates among married couples. It's not the relationship you might think, though -- although economic hardships can create stress between married couples, the national divorce rate actually goes down one percent for every one percent increase in the national unemployment rate.