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Working moms and their likelihood to divorce

On Behalf of | May 19, 2023 | Divorce

Making the decision to end a marriage is difficult, and it often comes after significant deliberation. Overall, the divorce rate is at a 50-year low, but one professional points out that working parents have seen an increase in their overall divorce rate. There is speculation that this may be due to an imbalance in responsibilities, with working mothers having to balance their careers with seemingly full-time responsibilities at home. 

Strains on a relationship 

Some of the leading causes of divorce in Florida include money issues in a relationship, addiction to drugs or alcohol, or infidelity. However, one divorce professional finds that mothers simply having to do it all, in addition to their jobs outside of the home, has been a cause of divorce that has become more common in recent years.  

In a survey, around 80% of working mothers say that they are responsible for doing all of the laundry for the family. They also claim that they are two times more likely to do the cooking than the dad. This feeling of managing a career on top of home and child-related responsibilities can place great strain on a relationship, perhaps contributing to the likelihood of a divorce. 

Seeking the best outcome 

Regardless of the reason, divorce is a difficult and complicated process. A Florida spouse considering this step will benefit from speaking with an experienced legal ally regarding his or her legal options. Knowing how to protect one’s interests can make the divorce process easier and allow one to intentionally pursue terms that will provide security and stability long term.