Excessive spending and ending a marriage

On Behalf of | Jan 21, 2020 | Family Law |

Marriages come apart for a host of reasons and some people decide to call their marriage off as a result of excessive spending. Whether a spouse is addicted to gambling or they repeatedly spend too much money on clothes and other items, excessive spending places a lot of strain on marriages. Sometimes, people control their behavior through counseling and a commitment to change, but some people simply cannot change their ways and this causes their marriage to crumble. Whether you are addicted to shopping or have a gambling problem, or your spouse is in this position, it is imperative to approach your divorce appropriately if the end of your marriage is inevitable. 

Sometimes, people who struggle with depression and anxiety get a rush from spending in one way or another. However, if their spending continues to place strain on a marriage and their partner wants to call things off, this often leads to additional challenges. Some people have the ability to change their behavior and show more financial responsibility, while others cannot control themselves. This is often very frustrating for partners who work hard to earn money only to see it vanish. During these instances, both parties have to show a certain level of understanding and work toward a better outcome. 

It is also important to point out the divorce process is often very expensive and people should realize the various financial aspects of their divorce (especially in terms of property division, alimony, child support). Please spend more time on our website to read about different issues related to the divorce process.