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Study: divorce risk increases when wife falls ill

A study of data collected from 2,717 older couples revealed the risk of divorce is higher when the wife, not the husband, becomes chronically ill, livescience reported on May 1.

The study, which involved data on marriages over the course of 20 years, concluded that married couples whose wives suffered from serious illnesses were at higher risk of divorce. Out of the 31% of couples who ended in divorce for various reasons, 15% of them had a wife who fell seriously ill.

While the study was not clear on who initiated the divorce or why this pattern existed, researchers speculate that chronically-ill wives are forced to seek care from friends and family members when male partners fall short in their caregiver duties.

Our Monmouth County-based attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. deeply understand that there can be a variety of reasons to file for a divorce and are prepared to deal with your case in the most personalized, sensitive and responsive way possible. Call us at (732) 898-2378 today to learn how we can be of help.



Tina and Joe Simpson announce divorce filing

Tina and Joe Simpson recently announced that they will be ending their 34-year marriage after Tina filed for divorce in Texas. Joe and Tina are the parents of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson.

Tina Simpson officially filed for divorce on Sept. 24, and court records show that the papers state “discord or conflict of personalities” as the reason for the divorce.

Before divorce papers were filed, rumors alleged  that Joe was having an extramarital affair with a 21-year-old male  model. Representation for the Simpsons has stated that theses rumors are untrue. The family’s rep went on to say that the split is “amicable” and that the family is asking for privacy during this difficult time.

A source also told reporters that Jessica Simpson is “very sad” about her parents’ divorce.

 



Norwegian study indicates that couples who share housework have increased divorce rates

A study performed in 2007-2008 involving thousands of Norwegian couples shows that couples who share housework equally (25% of couples) have higher divorce rates than married couples in which women did most of the chores (71% of all couples).

The findings also stated that couples where men did the majority of the housework had a 4% higher divorce rate than the other two groups. Some researchers think that this may be because couples who share household chores also share modern views on marriage and divorce as opposed to traditional views, which typically frown upon divorce.

Additionally, it is thought that women in relationships that split household chores equally may have more financial independence and are therefore in the position where they can file for divorce if desired.

If you or a loved one is considering a divorce, contact the Monmouth divorce lawyers at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., by calling  732-898-2378.



Baby boomer divorce rates now on the rise

The divorce rates among the baby boomer generation are currently on the rise with couples over the age of 50. According to recent research at Bowling Green State University, the figure of married couples over the age of 50 that are getting divorced is now one in four.

According to 5 News Online, in 1990, only one out of every 10 couples over the age of 50 got divorced. Officials say that longer life spans is a factor in why people are getting divorced later in life.

After retirement, at 60 or 65, people still have many years left and are attempting to reach self-fulfillment. Some also have stated that married couples over 50 may be in their second or third marriage and this means that divorce rates are 2.5 times higher.

If you or a loved one has been considering divorce, contact the Monmouth County divorce lawyers of the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. today by calling 732-898-2378.