Monday, February 22, 2010

Divorce During a Recession

Delays. Mediation. Cohabitation. The recession is complicating the already messy process of breaking up.

A couple recently stopped by divorce attorney Ron Ousky's office with lousy news. The husband's income was just slashed by $100,000 and the couple needed an unbiased financial planner to figure out if they could still afford to split.

They delayed their divorce by several months to rework finances and whip up a new settlement based on lower income.

You've heard of love in springtime. This is divorce in recession.

Layoffs, wage cuts, foreclosures and other financial setbacks are forcing many couples into reworked settlements, creative separations and postponements, divorce experts say. Enrollment in self-help classes for divorce is also rising.

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For more information, contact the Family Law Offices of Renee M. Marcelle at (415) 456-4444, or online at


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