How the Economic Downturn is Affecting Divorce Rates

The Washington Post published an article on the fact that estranged spouses are increasingly waiting out the economic downturn before divorcing.  The article can be read here:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/21/AR2010032103139.html

While I am always in favor of people being able to save their marriage, it is unfortunate if a couple has to stay married even though they do not want to be.  Collaborative divorce can provide a more flexible and creative approach to dealing with the impact of the economic downturn on a married couple’s ability to divorce.

About Daniel Margolin

Daniel Margolin is a founding partner of Stephens & Margolin LLP and a Portland, Oregon native. His practice focuses on all aspects of family law litigation. Dan applies his litigation expertise to provide additional expertise when assisting clients with Family Law Appeals and Collaborative Divorce matters. To find out more or contact Daniel Margolin, visit Stephens & Margolin LLP
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2 Responses to How the Economic Downturn is Affecting Divorce Rates

  1. Marcy Jones says:

    Great support for collaborative. I hadn’t seen this article, but sure have heard about how folks are being affected by the economy. Our practice group has recently decided to lower our hourly rates if people choose collaborative, and then lower again if they choose to bring on coaches, child specialists, or financials–to show the clients how much we value and support this process. We are trying to come up with ways that makes divorce affordable for folks and to help them move on with their lives. Any ideas what other practice groups might be doing?

  2. A lot of couples are waiting out the economic downturn.

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