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Financial concerns prevent many women from seeking divorce

There are a whole host of reasons why a couple may choose to end their marriage. Disputes over money are a driving force behind many divorces, but so is infidelity. While the exact cause of a marriage dissolution may not seem that important when you get down to brass tacks, the truth of the matter is that it can play a significant role in how certain legal issues, like spousal support, are resolved.

While affairs are just as common today as they were 50 years ago, the way that they occur and how they are tracked has changed significantly. Technological advances have played a significant role in these developments. Couples who have linked digital accounts for everything from fitness apps to transportation apps like Uber, for example, can easily track one another's movements. This can allow them to quickly spot red flags that may be indicative of infidelity.

The same holds true for other joint accounts, too. One spouse may notice that money from a joint checking account is being spent on mysterious items and services. This, in turn, can lead to an investigation, sometimes by a private investigator who determines that marital funds are being spent to further an affair. This can spell trouble for any pending divorce, especially if a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement addresses infidelity.

Confronting legal issues pertaining to marriage dissolution can be stressful, especially during a time when infidelity may be a concern. However, before making rash decisions regarding divorce, Californians need to develop some sort of strategy that works toward their goals, whether that be securing sole custody of any children involved or acquiring a sizeable judgment with regard to spousal support. Those who wish to be successful in these endeavors need to make sure they are being as diligent as possible, which is why it is often beneficial for them to work closely with a divorce attorney of their choosing.

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