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Your wealth could determine if you have an amicable divorce

Couples at all income levels can have an amicable divorce or a hotly contested divorce. Every relationship comes with its own set of key factors that determine how things play out.

That said, some reports have suggested that having more money means that the odds of an amicable divorce are higher. Specifically, those with greater odds of staying on good terms through the divorce are those who have $5 million or more.

Why is this? Wouldn't it make sense that rich couples would simply have more assets to fight over in court, making an amicable divorce less likely?

Again, every case is different, and that does happen. However, part of it could be that wealthy couples know they are going to face less immediate financial stress, so that doesn't factor in.

For instance, imagine that a couple has $10 million. One spouse thinks that they should get 70% of the money, while the other wants a 50/50 split. While the amount of money on the line is far larger than it would be for a couple with $10,000 in the bank, no matter what agreement the wealthy couple eventually comes to, they're both going to walk away with millions of dollars. That does give them some security. The couple trying to split up $10,000 may fight harder for a larger share simply because there's not as much to go around.

Again, though, this doesn't guarantee an amicable divorce. It just helps to show some of the dynamics that come into play. Make sure that you think carefully about all of the legal options that you have.

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