Divorce rates decrease along with economy | Bellevue divorce attorney


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5/3/2009
Andrew Kim
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Divorce filings in Sacramento County, California have decreased from 2007 to 2008 and further in the beginning of 2009.  Sacramento divorce attorney Hal Bartholomew, president-elect of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' Northern California chapter says that "Most divorce lawyers across the country are seeing a drop in new-client calls."

The financial crisis has caused troubled couples to think twice about going through with a divorce or find ways to reduce the costs such as trying to go without hiring a divorce attorney, using mediation instead of litigating through the courts.  In some situations, couples are getting divorced but staying in the same house.  Many people simply can't afford to divorce in the current economic climate. The process itself can be expensive and combined with decreased home values and loss of equity, huge stock market losses, and credit card debt have given rise to a need for great creativity in splitting the finances.

Often now there is no more equity in the house and there's less money in the 401(k) so one option is to defer the sale of the house to a later date and as as result, there are more cases where the divorcing parties remain at the same address.

Another effect of the bad economy is that people are trying to work things out and so the demand for counselors is way up.  It's definitely cheaper to go to counseling than to a divorce attorney.


The Bellevue divorce attorney at Andrew Kim Law Firm provides information to men and women about the divorce process so they can make an informed decision about whether to seek marriage counseling, wait it out, or proceed forward with filing for a divorce.  For a free initial consultation, call us at 1-800-636-3676.



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