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Costly weddings may lead to divorce

Couples who have spent in excess on their wedding ceremonies have a higher chance of getting a divorce according to a recent study, the New York Post reported on October 15.

In the research conducted by Emory University professors Andrew Francis and Hugo Mialon, it was found that costly weddings are linked to a far higher rate of divorce than average. Couples were a whopping 46% more likely to get a divorce if they spent $20,000 or more on their wedding celebrations. The research leaders suggested that this could be from a financial burden weighing on the beginning of the marriage. The percentage decreased dramatically for those who spent less on their weddings. The study surveyed 3,000 married couples of the opposite sex in the U.S.

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Divorce will be harder in NC under “Healthy Marriage Act”

Couples looking to get divorced in North Carolina could find it more difficult to get divorce if the new proposed regulations are approved by lawmakers.

Republican Senator Austin Allran, representing Alexander and Catawba counties, proposed changes to Senate Bill 518 in late March. Under the proposed changes, entitled the “Healthy Marriage Act,” couples who want to divorce their spouse will have to undergo a two-year separation period, extended from its original one year, and will be required to take counseling courses. The proposed change will also strip the enforced separation, allowing couples to remain together during the separation. During the two year separation time, couples will also undergo courses on communication and the impact of divorce on children.

Also under the proposed change, a written notice of divorce intent will need to be furnished by the person wanting to end his or her marriage prior to the two-year waiting period.      

Divorce is a difficult process, and should these changes be approved, could become even more complicated and drawn-out. To better understand your situation and rights if you are going through a divorce, call 919-833-1040 today. Our lawyers at Marshall & Taylor PLLC, have the knowledge and experience to guide you adeptly through this process.