Divorce rates rise with improving economy

A number of studies have shown the ups and downs of America's economy also affects divorce rates. For some couples, the days of holding hands are gone, replaced with separating assets and eventually divorce.

Many studies have shown that married couples in cities across the country were holding off on a divorce because of collective debt and loss of employment during the downturn in the economy. A lot of people wait until they get a new job, or their spouse gets a new job or the market improves so they can sell the house. All these reasons and more are why many folks are filing for divorce now, because individuals can afford to live without two incomes once again.