There are many reasons why the divorce rates in Ohio and across the nation have increased since the mid-1970s. In addition to changing social stigmas, many former spouses, particularly women, have been able to advance in their own careers. This makes leaving marriages that are failing much easier. However, according to a study, it was found that the husband's employment status was actually a major factor when it came to divorce.
The researcher found that the husband's employment status did not have an impact on divorce rates prior to 1975. It seemed that, even though more women were entering the workforce and pursuing careers, men were still considered to be responsible for financially providing for the family. When the stats were analyzed, men who were not employed full time had a 3.3 percent chance of getting divorced within the year, while men who were working full time had a 2.5 percent chance of getting divorced.
While the study did not discuss the financial impacts of having a spouse that did not have a full time job, it can be seen how not having a steady income could put stress on a marriage. Financial difficulties could make it more difficult to pay the bills and could have a negative impact on both spouses' credit score.
For many Ohio couples, divorce is not an easy decision to make. However, it may be an appropriate action if a person is seeking to pursue immediate financial protection. To protect a person's assets during the property division aspect of a divorce, a family law attorney may create a strategy that helps the client keep the assets that the client values the most.